Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon is scheduled for arraignment on theft and perjury charges for allegedly accepting illegal gifts.
The hearing Tuesday morning in Baltimore comes after Dixon was indicted last month on 12 charges, including using gift cards intended to be given to the needy and lying on ethics disclosure forms.
Dixon has said she is innocent. She is not required to appear at the arraignment.
The State Prosecutor’s Office said Dixon received holiday gift cards for four years from several people. Prosecutors said the gift cards were to be distributed to needy families, but were instead used by Dixon to buy electronics, clothes and other merchandise and also handed out to members of her staff.