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Dixon campaign finance reports under scrutiny

Dixon campaign finance reports under scrutiny

State prosecutors have been asked to examine the campaign finance reports of Sheila Dixon, the former Baltimore mayor who is seeking to reclaim the office in this year's election.

A State Board of Elections official said he asked the office of the Maryland State Prosecutor to examine Dixon's campaign finances last month after receiving a complaint from Baltimore Rising, a Howard County-based organization that has created a website featuring anti-Dixon content.

The complaint centers on 17 amendments the Dixon campaign made last year to her campaign finance reports. The amendments belatedly detailed spending nearly $200,000 no longer in her account, though some spending...