MD: Convicted of embezzlement, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is running again

Source: SFGate

“More than a decade after being convicted of embezzling donated gift cards, a former Baltimore mayor has announced she’s again running for office. Sheila Dixon, who resigned as part of a 2010 plea agreement in the corruption case, penned an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun on Thursday apologizing for her past digressions and announcing her candidacy in the city’s 2024 mayoral race. This marks her third bid for mayor following two unsuccessful attempts since her own tenure ended in scandal. Dixon will go up against current Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott in the city’s Democratic primary. Scott is running for a second term. In December 2009, a jury found Dixon guilty of embezzlement for misusing gift cards that had been donated to City Hall for charity.” (09/07/23)