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City agency director has law firm with state contract on the side
City agency director has law firm with state contract on the side

The director of Baltimore's floundering CitiStat agency has been operating a private legal practice that works for state government under a contract that could be worth nearly $1 million, according to public records. Aides to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who appointed Mark H. Grimes as CitiStat director in January 2014, have said the Cabinet official was winding down his outside legal work as he overhauls the data-driven agency that aims to make government more efficient and hold employees accountable. But a Baltimore Sun investigation has found that Grimes' private practice that he runs with his wife has charged the state thousands of hours on hundreds of cases since it...

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