An aide to former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has been indicted on charges of diverting $6.3 million in federal crime-fighting funds to pay staffers working on Townsend`s 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Stephen P. Amos, executive director of the Governor`s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) under Gov. Parris N. Glendening, is charged with using crime-fighting money to add 40 persons to his staff and to pay 10 of Townsend`s staffers, including her deputy chief of staff and several speech writers.
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