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Prosecutors request ex-state senator gets 5 years in prison

July 12, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have requested a five-year sentence for a former Maryland state senator who pleaded guilty to fraud charges in a federal bribery case.

The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that prosecutors also asked former Maryland Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks get three years of probation. Oaks signed a plea agreement earlier this year that said he took money from an FBI informant and agreed to help defraud a federal housing agency. He resigned from the Maryland General Assembly in March.

The prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum this week that the 71-year-old also should be fined up to $300,000 and possibly reimburse the public defender’s office. Oaks’ public defenders submitted a filing earlier this week asking for leniency and an 18-month prison sentence.

Oaks is set to be sentenced July 17.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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