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Bromwell also advised a business associate about how to bribe a state official who was purportedly demanding $50,000. The official was not named.

“Give him 20 and 30,” Bromwell instructed.

In another transcript, Bromwell described himself as “a rainmaker.”

Bromwell is said to have received more than $85,000 in construction work on a new house in 2000 and 2001 that Stoffregen provided free. Stoffregen also purportedly gave Mary Patricia Bromwell more than $192,000 from 2001 to 2003 for a no-show job in what was set up as a minority-front company called Namco.

In exchange, Bromwell used his influence in office to help Poole and Kent get a multimillion-dollar bid over another company that submitted a lower bid to build the University of Maryland Medical System’s Weinberg Building in Baltimore. Bromwell also used his influence to intervene on Poole and Kent’s behalf in contract-payment disputes relating to the UMMS project and work done on a Juvenile Justice Center project.

Seven persons indicted in the case already have pleaded guilty, including Stoffregen.