Senate Candidate Faces Probation Violation Hearing
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 10:42 PM EST
Political insider and candidate for state senate Julius Henson is facing a court hearing for violation of his terms of probation.
A state official confirmed to FOX45 that Henson violated his probation in December after his name was spotted on a list of potential candidates for state senate. Henson formally announced his candidacy for the state senate seat currently held by Nathanial McFadden.
In 2012 he was convicted of violating election laws for not including what's known as "an authority tag" on a robocall to Maryland voters in key democratic strongholds, urging them not to vote. Henson served 30 days in jail and on probation documents obtained by FOX45 was ordered to "not work in any political campaign paid/volunteer during probation" for a three year period starting on June 13, 2012.
Court records show Henson is scheduled to appear before a Baltimore City circuit court judge on February 27.
A spokesperson for Henson in an emailed statement said; "We are currently awaiting a returned call and information from the court concerning this matter. We will provide a statement today by 3:00 pm."
Henson appeared on FOX45 Morning News on Tuesday, CLICK HERE for the interview.