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Youngest Princess Anne Commissioner Could Get His Seat Back

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Lionel Frederick could be back on the Princess Anne town commission.

His 2016 conviction for attempted extortion of another commissioner has been overturned by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

He was accused of trying to get town commissioner Dennis Williams to give him $5-thousand so that no one would run against him.

Court did not dispute the facts in the case but said there was insufficient evidence to convict.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Frederick’s attorney asked the town to reseat his client on the town council.

Commission President Garland Hayward told the paper that no decision would be made pending the recommendation by the city attorney Paul Wilbur.

There is a possibility of an appeal of the decision.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.