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Former state delegate from Prince George's sentenced to prison in bribery conviction

A former state delegate from Prince George’s County has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme while serving as a county councilman, federal prosecutors said Friday.

William Alberto Campos, 43 of Hyattsville, was sentenced to 54 months in prison and three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $340,000 in restitution for the charges — one count of conspiracy and one count of bribery.

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He pleaded guilty in 2017 to the charges. In a statement at the time, Campos said he admitted wrongdoing as soon as he was approached by investigators. He apologized and said he was embarrassed by his actions.

Campos’ home phone was disconnected and he did not respond to a request for comment Friday via email.

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Several others were sentenced in the case, according to the office of the U.S. attorney for Maryland, which investigated along with other federal and local law enforcement offices.

Campos was a Prince George’s County councilman from 2004 to 2014 and was elected to the Maryland General Assembly in November 2014. He served about nine months in 2015 before resigning.

Prosecutors said he accepted between $21,000 and $24,000 in bribes from individuals in exchange for about $325,000 in county grants to nonprofits controlled by those individuals.


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