April 23
maryland
Bill Clinton to attend Brown fundraiser

Former president Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser next month to benefit the gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D).

The May 13 event is being held in Potomac, according to a copy of an invitation shared with The Washington Post. Ticket prices range from $500 to $4,000.

Clinton endorsed Brown this month, calling him “uniquely qualified to lead Maryland.”

Brown faces Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery) in the June 24 Democratic primary.

— John Wagner

Pr. George’s showing progress, Baker says

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said Wednesday that bringing the FBI to the county and building a regional medical center would be his top priorities for a second term.

In his State of the County speech to county business owners, Baker said negative perceptions of the county are finally changing. He noted dramatic reductions in crime, increased economic development and the appointment of a new schools chief as major accomplishments.

“Brick by brick, we have been building a strong foundation for this county,” said Baker, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary. “It was almost four years ago when I promised to represent Prince George’s, and I have delivered.”

— Arelis Hernandez

THE District
City prison guard accused of bribery

A D.C. corrections officer was charged in federal court this week with accepting bribes to smuggle cigarettes, a cellphone and other contraband to an inmate.

Darren Malry, 51, was arrested Monday after he allegedly took cash from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for delivering contraband to an inmate at the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility.

Malry, a Laurel resident employed by the private firm Corrections Corporation of America, pleaded not guilty during an appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

According to charging documents, Malry met twice with an undercover agent in a shopping center. At their first meeting, court papers say, the agent handed Malry a cellphone, cigarettes and rolling papers, in addition to $750 in cash. The FBI recovered the items soon after Malry delivered them to the jail cell, according to authorities.

Malry’s attorney was not immediately available to comment.

— Ann E. Marimow

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