THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION IN ANNAPOLIS
Today, prosecutors with the U. S. attorney’s office filed an affidavit alleging State Senator Nathaniel Oaks (D – Baltimore City, 41) accepted money in return for helping a developer obtain and fund (through a state bond bill) development projects. The developer was an informant with the FBI, and the original meetings were arranged in September of 2015 after the FBI was notified of possible criminal activity.
This came as no surprise. During the time I worked in Annapolis, staff widely criticized him for his strange behavior and unethical actions. It was well-known that Oaks had a criminal issues, and he was convicted of theft early on in his political career. He was widely active in party politics and was a consistent supporter of some of the worst policies to come through Annapolis. His presence was tolerated because he upheld the party line.