The special state prosecutor today charged state Del. Tony E. Fulton, D-City, with six counts of theft and campaign law violations.
State Prosecutor Stephen Montanarelli filed the six-count criminal information against Fulton in Baltimore Circuit Court.
The charges include two theft counts, three counts of violating state election laws and one count of misconduct in office.
One charge alleges Fulton stole $3,000 from his campaign fund, according to Dolores Ridgell, an official in the state prosecutor's office. The prosecutor also charged that Fulton stole $2,920 from the state and used the money for his campaign.
Fulton could not be reached for comment.
Fulton, 39, has represented northwest Baltimore's 40th district since 1987, and he sits on the House Environmental Matters Committee. He was a legislative aide from 1975 to 1979.
A Baltimore native, Fulton has a bachelor's degree from Morgan State University and a master's from the University of Maryland. He is married, with two children.