Roy McGrath

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Former top aide to Maryland governor dead after manhunt

BALTIMORE (AP) — A one-time chief of staff for former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan died Monday after being shot when FBI agents confronted him in a manhunt launched when he failed to show up for trial on corruption charges, his lawyer said. Attorney Joseph Murtha said the FBI confirmed Roy McGrath's death to him. He added that it was not immediately clear if McGrath's wound was self-inflicted or came during […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set the trial for June 7 during a hearing Friday in Annapolis. Roy McGrath spent 11 weeks in 2020 as chief of staff to Hogan, a […]

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Former chief of staff to Maryland governor indicted

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's former chief of staff has been indicted in federal court for allegedly defrauding a state agency he led. The Maryland U.S. attorney announced the indictment against 52-year-old Roy McGrath on Tuesday. Prosecutors say McGrath devised a scheme through which the Maryland Environmental Service paid him nearly $280,000 in severance before he moved to his post as Hogan's chief of staff. The indictment […]

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