Apparently the corrupt Baltimore politics portrayed in the HBO series The Wire wasn't all that far from the truth.
State prosecutors charged today that Mayor Sheila Dixon (D) cashed in Best Buy gift cards donated for needy families for her personal use. Among Dixon's alleged purchases were a PlayStation 2, an Xbox 360 and a PSP. It's unknown whether she is a gamer herself or if the systems were given to others.
Dixon also faces charges of perjury and misconduct in office.
Via: Baltimore Sun
Thanks to: GP reader Dan Pittore