PG Delegate charged with theft
Alston, a freshman member of the General Assembly, is heretofore best known for walking out of a House Judiciary Committee voting session on same-sex marriage even though she had sponsored the bill.
The charges were brought by the Office of the State Prosecutor, which alleges that she made a series of withdrawals from her campaign account in late 2010, spending $3,560 on wedding related expenses, $660 to pay an employee of her law firm and $1,250.
The indictment uses her new, presumably married surname, Tiffany A. Gray.
Speaker Michael E. Busch, a Democrat, said in a statement that he will "determine the appropriate course of action" after "the judicial process has concluded."
Alston is the fourth Prince George's County Democrat to make headlines this year for corruption. Sen. Ulysses Currie, a Prince Geroge's Dem, will be in court for the next month facing bribery charges. Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson pleaded guilty to corruption charges, as did his wife Leslie, who was a member of the County Council.