- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

BALTIMORE (AP) - A former Maryland lawmaker convicted of taking bribes for legislative favors has reported to a federal prison in Connecticut to serve her 2-year sentence.

Former Del. Cheryl Glenn, 69, was incarcerated this month at the low-security Danbury, Connecticut, prison best known as the setting for the book and television series “Orange Is the New Black,” news outlets reported.

Glenn, a Democrat who represented parts of Baltimore as a state delegate for more than a decade, helped create Maryland’s medical marijuana industry. She was sentenced in July for taking bribes for legislative favors, including votes to benefit a medical marijuana company.

Glenn admitted she accepted five bribes totaling $33,750 over an 11-month period in 2018 and 2019. She instigated the bribery scheme and “monetized her official position,” prosecutors said in a court filing. She was also ordered to pay $18,750 in restitution.

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