- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Maryland’s state prosecutor has charged two people for allegedly violating election law by failing to identify the source of a robocall in a 2014 Anne Arundel County Council race.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced Thursday that Dennis Fusaro, of Stephens City, Virginia, and Stephen Waters, of Greensboro, North Carolina, have been charged with violating and conspiring to violate authority line requirements of Maryland election law.

Christopher Kachouroff, an attorney representing Fusaro and Waters, says they plan to contest the charges. He says prosecutors don’t have proof the calls were campaign material.

Fusaro was a consultant and campaign manager for Republican Michael Peroutka, who won the election. The call urged shortly before Election Day people to congratulate Peroutka’s opponent, Patrick Armstrong, for “coming out of the closet” and supporting transgender people.

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