Md. Woman Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charge

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GREENBELT, Md. — A Rockville woman has pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for falsifying drug tests.

Fifty-year-old Lauren Jeannette Diggs pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to seek and accept a bribe and making false statements to the grand jury. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison at sentencing April 22.

Prosecutors say Diggs was an alcohol and substance abuse counselor for a company provides treatment services and urine tests. According to her guilty plea, Diggs and others sought and took bribes for performing and not performing court-mandated drug testing, and providing fake discharge certificates.

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