Ex-Maryland senator awaiting fraud sentence to repay $5K

In this Feb. 6, 2009 photo, Maryland Del. Nathaniel T. Oaks, , Democrat, District 41, Baltimore City, glances toward fellow delegates as he questions then Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon during a hearing in the House of Delegates, Baltimore Delegation, in Annapolis, Md. Oaks, who used the word “lollipop” as a code word for every $1,000 he expected to be paid has been charged with accepting illegal payments in exchange for using his position to facilitate business deals, the U.S attorney’s office announced Friday, April 7, 2017. (Glenn Fawcett /The Baltimore Sun via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland senator who pleaded guilty in a federal bribery case has agreed to forfeit $5,000 as part of a plea deal.

The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the payment was filed in court Monday. Seventy-one-year-old Nathaniel T. Oaks pleaded guilty in March to fraud charges in a federal corruption case. The repayment between Oaks and federal prosecutors also dropped eight other charges against Oaks.

The Baltimore Sun reports Oaks was accused of taking more than $15,000 in payments in exchange for helping an FBI informant who was posing as a developer. Federal guidelines call for Oaks to be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. His sentencing is set for next month.

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