Blackmail and Extortion

Baltimore transportation supervisor Daryl Wade charged in federal extortion case

Baltimore transportation supervisor Daryl Wade charged in federal extortion case

Federal authorities have charged a supervisor in the Baltimore Department of Transportation over an alleged extortion plot involving fines connected to obscure permits required to dig into city streets.

The supervisor, Daryl Christopher Wade, 50, is accused of accepting $5,000 from an FBI informant in exchange for wiping out $17,000 in fines the informant’s company had incurred.

“We in cahoots now,” Wade said after receiving the payment, according to court documents.

The criminal complaint filed against Wade describes misconduct by others, who are not identified, and a spokeswoman for the Maryland U.S. attorney’s office said the investigation is continuing.

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