According to the deal announced Wednesday, Sheila Dixon resigns, effective Feb. 4. She had been convicted last month of taking gift cards donated to the poor for personal use.
The trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, who is alleged to have stolen $1,500 in gift cards, began Thursday. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys have to bring their 'A-games' to trials of public officials.
Prosecutors say Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon stole more than $1,000 of gift cards to buy a PlayStation2, among other things. Jury selection began Monday, and the jury's racial composition could determine who wins the case.