Crime

Baltimore Mayor Indicted

No points for saying this reminds you of The Wire: Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Friday on 12 counts of theft, perjury, official misconduct, and fraud. Among the charges: that Dixon accepted $15,000 in gifts from her one-time boyfriend, a city developer, and took gift cards donated to poor families and used them buy gifts for herself. The Baltimore Sun has all the gory details: a typical allegation has police finding five Toys R Us cards intended for needy children at Dixon’s home. Perhaps hoping to escape the shadow of Blago, President-elect Obama was planning to meet Dixon in Baltimore next week.