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Topic - Kathleen Gavin
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that a prominent state senator sold the power of his office for more than $245,000 to help a grocery store chain over the years, though the lawmaker contends he was just helping store officials navigate state government and didn't do anything illegal.
"This is a case about a politician who took bribes," Ms. Gavin said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen Gavin said in opening arguments that Shoppers paid Mr. Currie to use his power as chairman of a powerful Senate financial committee to try to reduce rent for the chain at a Baltimore shopping mall.