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FBI raids home of ex-Maryland official as manhunt continues

BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI agents raided Roy McGrath's Florida home Wednesday morning, two days after the one-time top aide to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan failed to appear in Baltimore federal court to stand trial on corruption charges. His attorney, Joseph Murtha, said McGrath's wife, Laura Bruner, who was home during the FBI raid, has been cooperating with authorities. The U.S. Marshals Service declared McGrath a wanted fugitive. McGrath stole […]

today03/16/2023 85


Indicted aide to former Maryland governor misses court date

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for Roy McGrath, the one-time aide to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, after McGrath failed to appear in court as his trial on federal fraud charges was set to begin. U.S. District Judge Deborah Boardman issued the arrest warrant in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Monday morning. McGrath faces an eight-count federal indictment. Charges include wire fraud, […]

today03/14/2023 25


Ex-Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t challenge Trump in 2024

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, a fierce critic of Donald Trump, says he won't run for the White House in 2024, after long positioning himself as a possible alternative to the ex-president. Hogan writes in The New York Times that he's long said he cares "more about ensuring a future for the Republican Party than securing my own future in the Republican Party." The […]

today03/06/2023 63


Amid surplus, Hogan pitches budget plan to incoming governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted preliminary budget recommendations Thursday for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Wes Moore at a time when the state has a big budget surplus. Largely due to enormous federal aid during the pandemic, Maryland has an estimated $2.5 billion budget surplus heading toward the next fiscal year. The state also is set to have an unusually large amount in its Rainy Day […]

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Maryland bans TikTok in state agencies, latest state to act

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a ban on the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state's executive branch of government. The emergency directive announced by Hogan on Tuesday is the latest development in states acting to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms. It comes a week after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, banned state employees and contractors […]

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Hogan to gather with supporters amid White House speculation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is holding fundraisers for future political activity at events where the Republican is expected to talk about his eight years as governor, as well as plans for the future. Hogan has two separate fundraisers scheduled at a Maryland casino on Wednesday. The term-limited governor who leaves office in January has positioned himself to run as an alternative to former President Donald Trump, […]

today11/30/2022 7


Maryland Governor, Governor-Elect meet, discuss transition

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met with Governor-Elect Wes Moore, saying his administration would work to ensure a peaceful transition. Hogan, a Republican, said at a media availability at the State House on Thursday that he and Moore, a Democrat, had a productive one-on-one conversation while their teams met. Moore said they're already seeing how seriously the Hogan administration is taking the transition. Moore announced that Lt. […]

today11/11/2022 11


Judge postpones trial of former Chief of Staff to Gov. Hogan

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has postponed the trial for Gov. Larry Hogan's former chief of staff. The Baltimore Sun reports that Roy McGrath asked the judge through his lawyer to postpone the trial because federal prosecutors had handed over more than 8,800 pages of evidence in recent weeks. McGrath briefly served as Hogan's top adviser before resigning after a report in the newspaper detailed his outsize severance payment […]

today10/21/2022 5


Maryland Gov. Hogan to testify at former aide’s trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be called as a witness in the federal fraud trial of his former chief of staff, Roy McGrath, a rarity for a sitting governor. The Daily Record reports that the disclosure is part of a joint filing of proposed questions for prospective jurors. McGrath faces an eight-count federal indictment. Charges include wire fraud, including securing a $233,648 severance payment equal to one […]

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