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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Former Sen. Nathaniel Oaks sentenced to federal prison

Judge orders Oaks to pay $30K fine, serve 80 hours of community service

Former Baltimore City state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks was sentenced Tuesday to 42 months in federal prison in a bribery case.

The prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release for one count of wire fraud and one count of honest services wire fraud. The judge also ordered Oaks to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service.

Oaks, 71, pleaded guilty in March to trading his position for $15,300 in bribes from an FBI informant posing as a developer. Oaks agreed to use his legislative position to help get state funding for a housing project.

Oaks asked for a sentence of 18 months. Judge Richard Bennett said he would have considered it had Oaks not tipped off another FBI target, obstructing justice.

"I was stunned. You single-handedly knocked out a whole investigation. To obstruct an FBI investigation is serious as the underlying crimes," Bennett said.



Anonymous said...

Maxine waters Approved.

Anonymous said...

If Obama had a brother.

Anonymous said...

Po Po always entrap people

Not saying he wasn't dirty, but come one.
This is entrapment.

Anonymous said...

What is that thing on the other side of him.

Anonymous said...

For every one caught, twenty politicians get away with it.

Anonymous said...

What is that thing on his head, 10:07? My good man is color coordinated with his scull cap or is that "sky" a beanie?