By William F. Zorzi
State Senator Nathaniel T. Oaks, under indictment on political corruption charges, resigned from the Maryland Senate Wednesday night, effective at 9 a.m. Thursday – two hours before he is scheduled to appear in federal court.
Oaks, 71, reportedly will enter a guilty plea before U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett, though it was unclear which charge or charges of the 10 corruption counts against him he would plead guilty to.
On Wednesday night, the West Baltimore Democrat, accompanied by his close friend, former state Sen. Larry Young, met privately with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and submitted his letter of resignation. The letter was not made available Wednesday night.