Former Maryland delegate pleads guilty in bribery scandal

Another shoe has dropped in the widening bribery scandal being uncovered in Prince George's County. Former Delegate Will Campos pleaded guilty to federal bribery and conspiracy charges and prosecutors say they're not done yet.

GREENBELT, MD. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Maryland delegate and county councilman has pleaded guilty to federal charges for taking bribes.

Prosecutors said in a statement that William Alberto Campos-Escobar's Jan. 5 plea to conspiracy and bribery charges was unsealed Tuesday.

Campos-Escober of Hyattsville was elected to the Prince George's County council in 2004 and the General Assembly in 2014. He resigned in September 2015.

Prosecutors said the 42-year-old Campos-Escober conspired to solicit and accept bribes in exchange for favorable actions. Prosecutors say he faces prison time and will pay restitution of at least $340,000.

When prosecutors announced charges last week against two liquor board officials and two business owners in a bribery scheme, they disclosed that two Maryland lawmakers, including one now out of office, were expected to be charged.

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