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The Dripby Brew Editors4:30 pmJul 17, 20180

Oaks gets 3½ years for accepting bribes

Ex-state lawmaker also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000.

Above: Nathaniel T. Oaks represented northwest Baltimore in Annapolis for 24 years. (ballinc.org)

Nathaniel Thomas Oaks will be spending his next few golden years in the pokey.

The 71-year-old former state Senator was sentenced today in federal court to 3½ years in prison.

He was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 80 hours of community service once he is released.

Last March, the lawmaker, who has represented northwest’s 41st District as a delegate and senator since 1994, pleaded guilty to accepting $15,300 in bribes in exchange for aiding an FBI informant who posed as an out-of-town developer.

Despite his guilty plea, Oaks’ name remained on the June 26 Democratic Party primary. He picked up 1,106 votes, or 7% of the total cast.

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