What the mayor faces
These are the charges, and possible penalties, that Mayor Sheila Dixon faces at her trial beginning Monday:

CHARGES

Count 1: Felony theft, of gift cards worth more than $500 from developer Patrick Turner.

Count 2: Felony theft, of gift cards worth more than $500 from developer Ronald Lipscomb and Doracon Contracting.

Count 3: Theft, of gift cards valued at less than $500 purchased by Baltimore City Housing.

Count 4: Fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary, of gift cards donated by Turner.

Count 5: Fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary, of gift cards donated by Lipscomb and Doracon.

Count 6: Fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary, of gift cards purchased by Baltimore City Housing.

Count 7: Misconduct in office, violation of duties as mayor in theft and use of Toys "R" Us gift cards purchased by Baltimore City Housing.

PENALTIES

Punishable by up to 15 years' imprisonment and a $25,000 fine.*

Punishable by up to 15 years' imprisonment and a $25,000 fine.*

Punishable by up to 18 months' imprisonment and a $500 fine.

Punishable by up to five years' imprisonment.

Punishable by up to five years' imprisonment.

Punishable by up to five years' imprisonment.

Carries no specific period of incarceration.

* While these penalties were in effect when the alleged crimes took place, effective October 2009 the punishment for the charge was significantly reduced. If convicted, Dixon could be sentenced under the new, lesser penalties.