| Nov 23, 2009
| 3:30 PM
Of course, there are bigger issues, and bigger offenses against society, than the alleged theft of gift cards by the mayor of Baltimore. Monday morning, you could walk across North Calvert Street, from Courthouse East to the Mitchell Courthouse, and...
| Nov 24, 2009
Jurors in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft and embezzlement trial are heading into a fourth day of deliberations today but reported Monday that they were making "progress."
A note delivered about 4:30 p.m. Monday from the jury forewoman asked Judge...
| Nov 25, 2009
The Baltimore jury deliberating the theft case against Mayor Sheila Dixon has met for about 25 hours -- nearly as long as testimony presented in the trial -- and is to return this morning to begin its fifth day.
Jurors, who have sent more than 30 notes...
| Nov 29, 2009
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft case, which remains before a jury this week, has shed light on little-known charitable efforts she ran from City Hall with few controls over solicitations and vague guidelines for who should benefit.
As City Council...
| Dec 2, 2009
In the middle of his oyster and beer lunch inside Lexington Market, Melvin Burgess got word that Mayor Sheila Dixon had been found guilty of a single charge of embezzlement, then proceeded to debate the closest person with a dissenting opinion.
| Dec 2, 2009
Mayor Sheila Dixon was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling about $500 in retail gift cards meant for charity, a misdemeanor conviction that could end her tenure as Baltimore's first woman mayor. The Maryland Constitution calls for removing elected...
| Dec 2, 2009
Elaine Pollack's mom didn't know it, but she entertained a special guest for Thanksgiving dinner: Juror No. 11.
Pollack might have been the most prolific note-writer on Sheila Dixon's jury, letting Judge Dennis Sweeney know things ranging from her desire...
| Jul 30, 2009
A Baltimore grand jury handed up two new indictments Wednesday charging Mayor Sheila Dixon with nine criminal counts and painting a picture of a top city official who repeatedly sought gifts - and even cash - from local developers who stood to benefit...
| Dec 30, 2009
Five of the 12 jurors who convicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon of embezzling retail gift cards this month have been asked to return to court - this time, as witnesses.
A court official confirmed Tuesday that Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney sent a...
| Jan 7, 2010
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday, part of a plea deal that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close and ends the tenure of the city's first female mayor.
Dixon, 56, will leave office Feb. 4, the day she is sentenced both for...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 12:20 AM
Turns out gift cards aren't the most unimaginative gift out there. Just ask Pat Turner's wife.
"About six years ago, my husband bought me a camera, a little digital camera, something you can stick in your purse," Jeanine Turner says on a YouTube video....
| Nov 8, 2009
Dec. 21, 2006, was a long and busy day for then-City Council President Sheila Dixon.
According to an article in The Baltimore Sun, she arrived at a meeting of the Baltimore Development Corp. just as it was about to end. Its members had voted to recommend...