Lawyer pleads guilty to bribing Prince George’s council member

WASHINGTON — A Takoma Park attorney has pleaded guilty to bribery charges connected to a former lawmaker from Prince George’s County.

Matthew Gorman pleaded guilty to bribing then-Prince George’s County Council member Will Campos in a scheme tied to the operations of the county’s liquor board.

According to court documents, Gorman, 43, paid Campos a $2,000 bribe in 2013 and made another payment to Campos in 2015. Both were aimed at steering liquor licenses to a county business.

By 2015, Campos had been sworn in as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and was paid $4,000 in exchange for helping to pass legislation that would benefit particular liquor stores. In the same year, Gorman paid a $5,000 bribe to Campos to testify before Montgomery County’s liquor commissioners. Campos pleaded guilty to bribery charges in January.

Gorman faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced Dec. 20.

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