MD: Judge issues arrest warrant for former Hogan chief of staff after court no-show

Source: United Press International

“A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for Roy McGrath, an ex-aid to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, after McGrath failed to appear Monday at his federal corruption trial in Baltimore. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Boardman issued the warrant and sent jurors home after McGrath did not appear in court as scheduled under terms of his pretrial release. … McGrath has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud, embezzlement and document falsification. He’s accused of securing a $233,648 severance payment when he left the Maryland Environmental Service before he joined Hogan as chief of staff in 2020. … McGrath is also charged with fraud for seeking tens of thousands of dollars in reimbursements from the state of Maryland for expenses, in addition to failing to claim vacation time for trips to Florida and while on a European cruise.” (03/13/23)