March 2, 2005
A SECOND STATE EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING BRIBES
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today
that a Criminal Information has been filed against Chrissy
Martin in the Circuit Court for Howard County. The Criminal
alleges that Ms. Martin, while employed by the Department of
Transportation, State Highway Administration, Dayton facility,
unlawfully received bribes between January 2002 and February
2003 from Stone Cold Chemical Inc.
the Criminal Information, Chrissy Martin received hundreds of
dollars of gift certificates from National Ropers Supply,
Outback Steakhouse, Victoria’s Secret, Dinner Guest, and
the Turf Valley Day Spa, for the purpose of influencing her in
the performance of her official duties as a State employee and
for neglecting and failing to perform the same.
This is the
second individual to be charged in this Maryland investigation;
yesterday a former employee of the Department of Corrections was
similarly charged in Baltimore City. The Attorney General’s
Office investigation is continuing, and more charges are expected.
Stone Cold’s owners and salespeople have been successfully
prosecuted in Georgia and Florida State Courts for bribing State
A criminal information is merely an accusation of wrongdoing, and
every individual is presumed innocent until the charges are proven
by the State. This particular matter was referred to the Attorney
General’s Office Criminal Investigation Division by the Office
of Legislative Audits and was investigated by CID with the assistance
of the Maryland State Police.