State Prosecutor Issues 9 More Subpoenas In Dixon Probe

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The state prosecutor’s office served at least nine subpoenas this week in tandem with its investigators raiding and searching Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon’s house, according to the Sun.

Dixon’s former communications director and longtime associate Anthony W. McCarthy is the latest Dixon insider to be subpoenaed. McCarthy suddenly left his position in November 2007 as a result of him being investigated by Baltimore County police. No charges were ever brought against him.

Soon after the county concluded their investigation, McCarthy was a guest on the Ed Norris talk show on FM 105.7 where he told Norris he hoped to meet with Dixon and resume his duties as her communication’s director, which did not happen.

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The state prosecutor’s office appears to be investigating City Hall’s buying practices during the time when Dixon was the president of the City Council, in an investigation that has been going on for two years.

So far, no charges have been filed against the Mayor. However, experts say that this week’s activity leaves little doubt that the probe is heating up. Dixon’s supporters are crying foul and claim that the investigation is racially and politically motivated, although they have offered no evidence to back up their charges.

What do you think? Are the charges just part of a political witch hunt, or is this playing the race card?

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