Manhunt for ex Maryland governor’s former prime aide after court docket no-show By Reuters


© Reuters. Roy McGrath, the previous prime aide to an ex Maryland Governor, is seen on this U.S. Marshals Service needed poster launched on March 14, 2023 after McGrath failed to seem in court docket the place he’s charged with wire fraud and falsification. U.S. Marshals Servic


(Reuters) – The U.S. on Tuesday stated it issued an arrest warrant and started a manhunt for Roy McGrath, the previous prime aide to an ex Maryland governor, for not showing in court docket to face fees of wire fraud and falsification of information.

In June 2020, McGrath was appointed Chief of Employees to former Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who served from 2015 to 2023. McGrath left the position later that 12 months and was charged in 2021.

McGrath pleaded not responsible in October 2021 and was launched on bond, however didn’t seem in court docket on Monday when his trial was attributable to start, the U.S. Marshals Service- a part of the Justice Division- stated, including it “has initiated an interstate fugitive investigation.”

It additionally issued a ‘Wished’ poster with pictures McGrath from 2021, saying he’s being hunted for “fraud, converts to personal use property of one other, theft in packages receiving federal funds, and falsification of information in federal investigations.”

McGrath’s lawyer, Joseph Murtha, stated in an emailed response to a request for remark from Reuters:

“I’m unaware of Roy McGrath’s whereabouts and share the issues expressed by his household and mates about his effectively being. I hope that Roy is protected and that we quickly have a possibility to talk with each other.”

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