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Former Baltimore City Delegate Cheryl Glenn sentenced to 2 yrs. in Federal prison

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 16:11:36-04

BALTIMORE — A Federal Judge on Wednesday sentenced former Baltimore City State Delegate Cheryl Glenn to two-years in prison for a pay to play scandal.

Glenn previously pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud and bribery. Judge Karen Blake also ordered Glenn to serve three-years supervised probation upon her release along with nearly $19,000 in restitution.

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In December, prosecutors accused Glenn of accepting $33,750 in bribes in exchange for her vote on opioids and medical marijuana and liquor license legislation.

Glenn abruptly resigned her seat in the House of Delegates shortly before her indictment.

Prosecutors say the 68-year-old Glenn agreed to vote in favor of a bill to increase the amount of medical marijuana grower licenses available to an out-of-state company, all while promising to help change state law to give Maryland residents preference when applying for a license.

Her defense had argued for home detention over prison time amid the COVID-19 pandemic.