Retro Baltimore Trivia: Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer described what disgraced Baltimore politician as 'one of the brightest men I have ever known in the history of politics'?

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Here’s last week’s trivia:

QUESTION: Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer described what disgraced Baltimore politician as “one of the brightest men I have ever known in the history of politics. He had some tough times, but he was a good guy, a good friend”? Extra credit if you can name the restaurant where he was caught committing his crime.

ANSWER: Schaefer was talking about Baltimore City Council president Walter Orlinsky, who pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from a sludge-hauling firm in 1982. (Schaefer made the comment on the day that Orlinsky died in 2002.) Orlinsky had accepted an envelope filled with cash from an FBI informant in Trattoria Petrucci in Little Italy. He served 4 1/2 months at Allenwood Prison Camp in Pennsylvania.

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