- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore’s former transit chief has pleaded guilty to bribery and money laundering charges.

Federal prosecutors say 65-year-old Barry Robinson of Accokeek pleaded guilty Wednesday to offering to cancel debts for companies that advertised on the Charm City Circulator buses in exchange for cash.

WBAL-TV (https://bit.ly/16yKsLk ) reports sentencing in the case is set for March. Robinson could face up to 40 years in prison. In October, Robinson was indicted by a federal grand jury.

Robinson is the former chief of the Division of Transit and Marine Services at the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. He oversaw the city’s circulator and water taxi programs.

Prosecutors say Robinson took a $20,000 bribe to cancel a $60,000 debt and took a $70,000 bribe to allow the theft of unused city bus shelters worth $250,000.


Information from: WBAL-TV, https://www.wbaltv.com

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