Senate Candidate Challenging Allegations that Candidacy Violates Terms of Probation
Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 03:26 PM EST
Political insider and candidate for state senate Julius Henson is challenging allegations that his candidacy violates a condition of his probation.
In 2012 Henson was convicted of violating election laws for not including an "authority tag" on a robocall to Maryland voters in key democratic strongholds, urging them not to vote. Henson served 30 days in jail.
Though Henson has formally announced his candidacy for the state senate seat currently held by Nathanial McFadden, probation documents obtained by FOX45 state that Henson was ordered to "not work in any political campaign paid/volunteer during probation" for a three year period starting on June 13, 2012.
Henson, a Maryland State Senate candidate for Baltimore City's 45th District, is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, February 27.
"The suggestion that Mr. Henson's candidacy violates one of the conditions of his probation is without merit according to the conditions set by the courts," Defense Attorney Russell A. Neverdon said.