by Structured Settlement Watchdog
More stinky corruption from the Maryland Cauldron of Deceit as Anuj Sud, the lawyer at the center of the Access Funding Baltimore City blacksploitation scandal has been charged with taking bribes for votes on liquor board matters in Prince George's County. Anuj Sud was Prince George's County liquor board commissioner, appointed in 2015 by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Hogan has now called for Sud's resignation according to a report in the Washington Post on January 5, 2017. Anuj Sud resigned immediately according to WBAL 11 News on January 6, 2017.
Prosecutors assert that the conspiracy dates from at least 2012 and extended through 2015, and includes a series of bribes, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.This is the same time period that Anuj Sud worked for Access Funding on numerous structured settlement transfer filings that federal and state agencies have said violated the law when in targeting Baltimore City victims of lead-paint poisoning in financial deals that made the company millions of dollars off mostly Afro-Americans. Sud is a defendant in 3 lawsuits, a class action, a lawsuit brought by the Maryland Attorney General and another lawsuit brought by the CFPB, in addition to the bribery charges
According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, Sud and his co-defendants face up to five years in prison if convicted of conspiracy and up to 10 years in prison if convicted of bribery.
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