Liquor store owner pleads guilty to bribing Md. liquor board

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Capitol Heights man who owns the Central Avenue Restaurant and Liquor Store in Seat Pleasant admitted on Thursday in court that he provided bribes to Maryland state delegates.

Young Jung Paig, 61, said that he gave the bribes to lawmakers in exchange for favorable action on legislation related to his business.

Paig will be required to pay restitution, a money judgment of $175,000, a fine up to $250,000, and faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison. He will be sentenced on July 26.