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Rushern L. Baker III

Liquor and corruption

Liquor and corruption

The recent arrest of two officials involved in an alleged pay-to-play scheme at the Prince George's County liquor board is being treated by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who has worked hard to improve the county's reputation for good government, as something bordering on a personal embarrassment. In a statement, he fretted that after the arrests, "the perception of corruption will be directed at the county government setting us back in our war against unethical and illegal behavior" and vowed that he will "leave no stone unturned to root out any and all county employees or appointees that are involved in any nefarious activity." In truth, though, Mr. Baker,...

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