Former Maryland state delegate Will Campos, a Democrat, pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for favors, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
Campos admitted to receiving over $20,000 worth of bribes in exchange for $325,000 worth of taxpayer-funded grants to local businesses, according to a Washington Post report. The payments were received from 2001 to 2014.
“This undercover investigation did not involve an isolated instance of misconduct,” said U.S. attorney Rod Rosenstein. “It exposed a longstanding practice of giving away taxpayer money in exchange for bribes.”