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Jury selection begins in bribery trial of state Sen. Currie
Jury selection begins in bribery trial of state Sen. Currie

Jury selection in the federal bribery and extortion trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives opened Monday with the judge reading aloud a who's who in state politics. Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. are among the more than two dozen former and current state leaders who are either likely to be mentioned during the lengthy trial or called to testify, according to U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett. Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday morning and are expected to last about three hours. The first witnesses, who will include former State Highway Administrator Neil...

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