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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