The Nation: The Verdict: Bye-Bye, Marvin

Maryland's Mandel is found guilty of fraud and racketeering

"I have no home," said Maryland's Democratic Governor Marvin Mandel. "I have no place to go." That statement was not strictly accurate—Mandel continues to live in the 54-room Governor's mansion in Annapolis—but in a month or so, he will face a serious problem indeed. Last week Mandel, 57, became the first American Governor in 43 years to be convicted of a crime while in office.* Barring a successful appeal, he will have to move out of the mansion and leave office by Oct. 7, the...

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