Liqour board commissioner indicted

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GREENBELTMD – On August 7, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Anuj Sud, age 39, of Hyattsville, Maryland, on charges related to a bribery conspiracy.  Sud allegedly solicited and accepted bribes in the performance of his official duties in Prince George’s County.

 

Sud was a Liquor Board Commissioner and has been a licensed attorney in Maryland since 2005, with offices in College Park. According to court documents, in September 2015, Sud solicited bribes from a lobbyist in exchange for Sud’s assistance with liquor board matters. At a subsequent meeting, Sud and the lobbyist discussed Sud voting favorably in two upcoming hearings concerning the lobbyist’s clients, in exchange for money.  The lobbyist advised that the hearings would take place on December 2nd and December 15th, 2015. At each of the hearings, Sud took favorable action on behalf of the lobbyist’s client.  Following each hearing, the lobbyist met with Sud and gave him $1,000 cash for his assistance.  Similarly, on November 30th, 2016, he received a $1,000 bribe payment in exchange for taking favorable action on behalf of the lobbyist’s client.

 

Sud was charged with two counts of bribery, for each of which he faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.