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Md. State Sen. Ulysses Currie to Resign Next Month

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Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's), looks on after the Senate voted to censure him in 2012 for failing to disclose his work for a grocery store chain. (Patrick Semansky/AP) Sen. Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's), looks on after the Senate voted to censure him in 2012 for failing to disclose his work for a grocery store chain. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WBOC)- State Sen. Ulysses Currie is resigning next month after a 30-year career in the Maryland General Assembly.
    
Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat, sent a letter of resignation to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Friday.

“I cannot express to you what a privilege and an honor it has been to serve my constituents of Prince George’s County and the great state of Maryland with integrity for so many years,” the 79-year-old Currie wrote. “It is my deep love for my constituents and the Maryland Senate, combined with the recognition that I can no longer serve with the strength and energy you all deserve, that I have decided the time has come to turn the mantle over to a successor.”    
  
Currie rose to become a popular and leading black lawmaker. He was the chairman of the powerful Senate budget committee in 2002. He stepped down from the chairmanship when he was indicted in federal court in 2010 for failing to disclose work for a grocery store chain that paid him about $245,000 over several years.
    
He was acquitted of all charges, including conspiracy, bribery and extortion. The Senate later voted unanimously to censure him, and he apologized.

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