Shady Mayor Robs Charity for PS2 Controller

BY Andrew Miesner / January 10, 2009

If you’ve ever picked up a newspaper or watched CNN it’s no surprise that many politicians are corrupt.  However, this new story shows just how much. According to Kotaku, Baltimore’s mayor allegedly stole from charity to buy video gaming products.

Sheila Dixon’s facing a 12-count indictment handed down by a Baltimore grand jury, alleging perjury, official misconduct, fraud and theft, among other things. The games relevant rap involves asking developers doing biz with the city to donate some gift cards through her office. According to the indictment, she used one or some of them to buy a PSP and the controller, which she either kept or gave to staff members.


Source: Kotaku