A federal grand jury indicted a Prince George’s County Liquor Board official on charges associated with a bribery conspiracy Monday. Thirty-nine-year-old Anuj Sud of Hyattsville was accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from lobbyists in exchange for his assistance with liquor board matters, according to the court records.
After accepting the bribe, Sud met with the lobbyist to discuss voting matters in September 2015. In exchange for the money, Sud agreed to vote favorably for the lobbyist’s clients in two upcoming hearings, which were held on December 2 and December 15, 2015, according to court records.
Sud voted favorably on behalf of the lobbyist’s clients at both hearings. After each hearing, the lobbyist paid Sud $1,000 cash for his assistance. On November 30, 2016, Sud accepted another $1,000 payment for a similar bribe.
On Monday, Sud was charged with two counts of bribery, if found guilty he will face a 10-year prison sentence.
According to court documents, Sud has been an attorney since 2005 and has offices in College Park.