Prince George’s delegate charged with wire fraud, resigns from Maryland General Assembly

Federal prosecutors charged Prince George’s County Del. Tawanna P. Gaines on Monday with taking more than $22,000 from her campaign account for her personal use and she has resigned from Maryland General Assembly. Gaines, a Democrat, is charged with wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. According to a filing by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, Gaines used a PayPal account that she controlled to take money from the Friends of Tawanna P. Gaines campaign finance account between 2015 and 2018. The PayPal account was not listed in Gaines’ campaign finance filings with the state, prosecutors alleged. (Balt. Sun)

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