Indian-Origin Man Indicted In US On Charges of Soliciting, Accepting BribesAugust 11, 2017 15:15
Indian-Origin Man Indicted In US On Charges of Soliciting, Accepting Bribes:- An Indian-origin man identified as Anuj Sud (39) of Maryland has been indicted in the US.
Acting US Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen Schenning said, charges of soliciting and accepting bribes, while performing his official duties as a state government employee has been levied against him.
Since 2005, Sud was a Liquor Board Commissioner and has been a licensed attorney in Maryland. According to the court documents, in exchange for his assistance with liquor board matters, Sud solicited bribes from a lobbyist in September 2015. Sud and the lobbyist, at a subsequent meeting, discussed Sud voting favorably in two upcoming hearings concerning the lobbyist’s clients, in exchange for money.
Sud took favorable action on behalf of the lobbyists client at each of the hearings. The lobbyist following each hearing, met with Sud and gave Sud USD 1,000 cash for his assistance. Similarly, in exchange for taking favorable action on behalf of the lobbyist’s client, Sud received another USD 1,000 bribe payment.
With two counts of bribery, Sud was charged, for each of which he faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.