By now you've probably heard the breaking news that several of the criminal charges against Mayor Sheila Dixon have been dropped. One of her co-defendant's City Councilwoman Helen Holton saw all of her charges dropped. Below is the full text released just moments ago (1505 hrs) from the Office Of The City Council President
STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE REGARDING COUNCILWOMAN HOLTON AND MAYOR DIXON
Today, I was very pleased to learn that all the charges against my council colleague Helen Holton were dismissed. As the legal matter has now been appropriately resolved, Councilwoman Holton will return to service as Chair of the Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee. My prayers are with Mayor Dixon as this difficult case continues. The remaining charges must be answered as part of the legal process in the court of law. Now it is time to let the lawyers do their jobs, and the City Council will remain focused on doing its job—making government work for the people of Baltimore.