A guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, a Bruce Lee autograph, cashmere capes — all will be auctioned off starting Tuesday as part of the conclusion of the federal corruption case against former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Jackson, namesake of the famed civil rights leader, was sentenced to 2 1 / 2 years in prison last month for stealing about $750,000 in campaign money over a seven-year period. His wife, Sandra Stevens Jackson, was sentenced to 12 months.
The couple pleaded guilty in February and admitted using the money to pay expenses from the mundane to the extravagant.
— Ann Marimow
Montgomery County has told its general contractor on the Silver Spring Transit Center that it has no intention of paying for repairs to substandard work on the problem-plagued facility.
That message was relayed in a letter Friday to Foulger-Pratt Cos. (FPC) from General Services Director David Dise. It is the latest in a protracted war of words and legal posturing pitting the county and the builder over flaws in the $120 million project.
The county hasn’t said how much it will cost to bring the transit hub’s cracked and insufficiently thick concrete up to standard. But the letter is a reminder that eventual completion of the bus-and-train hub will only begin the battle over who will bear the added costs.
— Bill Turque
Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating a fatal shooting in which the victim and suspect appeared to know each other.
The shooting, which police described as a domestic situation, happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 400 block of Arbor Drive in Glen Burnie, officials said.
Officers found Kendall Arnaz Green, 25, of Glen Burnie dead on the front porch. Police allege that he was shot by the homeowner, Matthew Martin Pinkerton, 34.
Pinkerton was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, among other charges.
— Maggie Fazeli Fard