UPDATE: Trial date set for Princess Anne Commissioner

A trial date has been set for Princess Anne town commissioner arrested in May on charges of extortion.

According to online court documents, 25-year-old Lionel Frederick of Princess Anne’s trial date has been set for November 15 at 9:30 AM in Somerset County Circuit Court.

Frederick’s charges came after an investigation where Maryland State Police say Frederick had contacted a Somerset County commissioner, saying there was a person who would run for that seat.

Frederick allegedly told the commissioner he would convince the person to not run in exchange for $5,000 dollars.

Frederick faces three counts of extortion, two counts of misconduct in office and one count of theft.

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