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  [Baltimore Mayor Sheila] Dixon agrees to resign effective Feb. 4
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News DateThursday, January 7, 2010 01:45:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBaltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon will resign next month, part of a plea deal reached Wednesday that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close with a guilty plea in a perjury case in addition to last month's jury conviction on an embezzlement count.

Dixon, 56, will be sentenced Feb. 4. Under the terms of the agreement, she will cease leading the city that day and may not hold any city or state position for at least two years. She is to perform 500 hours of community service and pay $45,000 to charity. None of her attorneys' fees can be paid with public money.

If she completes her probation within four years, her criminal record will be wiped clean, and she will likely be able to keep her $83,000 pension.
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