Former Maryland Delegate's Trial Begins in Bribery Case - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Former Maryland Delegate's Trial Begins in Bribery Case

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 3:28 PM Updated:
Michael Lynn Vaughn (Photo: Public Domain) Michael Lynn Vaughn (Photo: Public Domain)

GREENBELT, Md. (AP)- The trial of a former Maryland state delegate charged with bribery has begun with his lawyer insisting that his client accepted bundles of money believing they were campaign donations, not bribes.

Michael Lynn Vaughn, a Democrat from Bowie, was charged last year with bribery and conspiracy. Federal prosecutors alleged he accepted more than $10,000 in cash bribes "influencing the performance of his official duties," including voting for a bill to expand alcohol sales on Sundays.

As Vaughn's trial opened in federal court Tuesday, his lawyer said Vaughn was "stupid" and "unethical," but not guilty of bribery.

Vaughn served in the House of Delegates for 14 years before resigning in January 2017 after the corruption investigation became public. He cited health reasons for his resignation.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Fire Demonstration Highlights Importance of Home Sprinkler Systems

    Fire Demonstration Highlights Importance of Home Sprinkler Systems

    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:00 PM EST2019-02-17 21:00:00 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:00 PM EST2019-02-17 21:00:00 GMT
    On Sunday the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department hosted a unique demonstration to highlight the importance of home sprinkler systems.More
    On Sunday the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department hosted a unique demonstration to highlight the importance of home sprinkler systems. More
  • State Police Investigate Stabbing in Lincoln

    State Police Investigate Stabbing in Lincoln

    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:02 PM EST2019-02-17 21:02:24 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:02 PM EST2019-02-17 21:02:24 GMT
    Authorities say a Delaware man has been found dead after a domestic incident in which his wife was stabbed.More
    Authorities say a Delaware man has been found dead after a domestic incident in which his wife was stabbed.More
  • "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Seaford Man Charged with Home Improvement Fraud

    Seaford Man Charged with Home Improvement Fraud

    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:05 AM EST2019-02-17 05:05:59 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:05 AM EST2019-02-17 05:05:59 GMT
    William ParlierWilliam Parlier
    William ParlierWilliam Parlier
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man on multiple count of home improvement fraud and related charges.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man on multiple count of home improvement fraud and related charges.More
  • State Police Discover Meth Lab In Harrington

    State Police Discover Meth Lab In Harrington

    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:23 AM EST2019-02-17 05:23:47 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:24 AM EST2019-02-17 05:24:30 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrest two men on multiple drug charges and one in connection with the operation of a meth lab.More
    Delaware State Police arrest two men on multiple drug charges and one in connection with the operation of a meth lab.More
  • "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices