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County Prosecutor Investigating O’Malley Furniture Purchase

January 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

A spokeswoman for a county prosecutor says the office is investigating former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's discounted purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion.

Heather Epkins, a spokeswoman for Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams, confirmed Thursday that a complaint was filed with the office. Epkins says the office investigates all complaints and does its due diligence.

The Baltimore Sun obtained documents in August showing that O'Malley, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and his wife paid $9,638 for 54 pieces of furniture. The newspaper, which first reported the investigation, reported the items originally cost taxpayers $62,000.

O'Malley spokeswoman Haley Morris called the investigation "a bogus political attack that Maryland Republicans have tried to make stick, and it's sad that they're wasting taxpayer resources on it."

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