What would you do if a guy you’d been receiving scads of cash from over a three-year period had just been indicted on federal charges? If you were Ken Ulman, Howard County executive and Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, you would give it all to charity.
Insurance executive Jeffrey B. Cohen of Baltimore County was indicted in June by a federal grand jury. He is charged with five counts of making false statements to an insurance regulator. The charge doesn’t have a fierce ring to it, but it carries with it a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Problem is, Cohen had directly or indirectly contributed $34,000 in campaign funds to Ulman from 2009-2012.
According to the Washington Post, politicians are not typically allowed to donate campaign money, but Ulman received a waiver from the State Board of Elections. The $34,000 in tainted campaign money was divvied up between the Maryland Crime Victims Network and the United Way of Central Maryland.
Read Ulman Donates Indicted Businessman’s Contributions to Charity at The Baltimore Sun