Baltimore Mayor Indicted!!! Pleads Innocence!!
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was charged Friday with a twelve count indictment. The indictment charges include perjury, fraudulent misappropriation and misconduct which are allegedly related to gifts, monies and lavish trips received from former boyfriend, developer Ronald H. Lipscomb, who was indicted earlier this week.
In a press conference, Mayor Dixon told the City of Baltimore:
“For the past two years, I have done my best to serve the City of Baltimore as Mayor, and I will continue to do so. I will not let these charges deter me from keeping Baltimore on the path that we have set, or from carrying forward the significant progress we have made thus far.
“I am being unfairly accused. Time will prove that I have done nothing wrong, and I am confident that I will be found innocent of these charges. But, for the moment, I cannot comment further on the allegations that have been made against me. Instead, my attorneys will address these matters on my behalf.
“I want to make it clear, though, that I will continue to put all of my energies into running the City of Baltimore during these perilous economic times. And with God’s grace, I am confident that the city, my family and I will weather this storm.”
It’s sad isn’t it? Another sista going down because she got twisted up in a toxic relationship. Guess she didn’t get my memo about Detroit former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty.