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Former Senator charged with bribery gives up right to vote

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:44:04-04

A former Maryland senator has given up his right to vote so his name can be removed from the June Democratic primary ballot.

Nathaniel Oaks pleaded guilty to fraud charges in a federal bribery case last month. But a judge has refused to remove Oaks' name as he's still eligible for office until he's sentenced.

Attorney H. Mark Stichel told Oaks the cancellation would make him ineligible immediately. Stichel filed a copy of the canceled registration Monday with the Baltimore Board of Elections.