Md. Delegate Tiffany Alston found guilty of misdemeanor theft
By Associated Press
Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
Maryland Delegate Tiffany Alston has been found guilty of misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office.
The jury in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court reached its verdict Tuesday morning. It began its deliberations Monday afternoon.
The Prince George's County Democrat had been accused by state prosecutors of paying an employee in her law office about $800 in state funds by saying the employee was a member of her legislative staff. Her attorneys say the employee performed legislative work and that prosecutors have failed to prove otherwise.
Alston also is accused in a separate case of using campaign funds to pay for wedding-related expenses.
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