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For Immediate Release
December 5, 2003
Media Contact: 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED FOR THEFT IN SCHEME TO SELL ILLEGALLY OBTAINED BUS PASSES

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Leon Scott Sr., 49, of Baltimore City, was sentenced in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on one count of felony theft. Scott had previously entered a guilty plea to the charge that he and others were part of a scheme to illegally obtain Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) day bus passes from a MTA bus driver and then sell those passes at a discount on the black market. The value of the passes that Scott stole was over $900.
The Honorable John Glynn, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, sentenced Scott to six years incarceration, to be suspended, and three years probation. As a condition of the probation, Judge Glynn required that Scott complete 100 hours of community service.
This case was referred to the Office of the Attorney General by the Maryland Transit Administration Police. The Maryland Transit Administration Police have cracked down on the black market sale of day bus passes by investigating those who sell them on the street as well as bus drivers who illegally procure them. The Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland State Police have been working in conjunction with the MTA in order to curb day bus pass theft and have been successful in convicting multiple parties.

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