Former Democrat Senator Pleads Guilty in Federal Corruption Case

Former Maryland state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks pleaded guilty on corruption charges after admitting that he accepted over $15,000 in bribes, according to WJZ-TV.

What are the details?

Oaks, a 71-year-old Baltimore Democrat, reportedly accepted the bribes from a man he believed to be a Texas real estate developer and investor. The funds were purportedly provided in exchange for helping receive funding for a housing development project in Baltimore, but as it turned out, the investor was actually an FBI informant.

According to WJZ, Oaks pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud. As a result of his plea, eight other charges — which reportedly include obstruction of justice — were dropped.

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