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Former Hogan chief of staff, MES director faces federal, state charges

October 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports a former Maryland state official faces federal and state charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $276,731 from his employer and violating the state wiretap statute, federal and state prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Roy C. McGrath, 52, of Naples, Florida, is accused of fraudulently obtaining funds from the Maryland Environmental Services corporation and illegally recording private conversations with senior state officials without their consent.

McGrath resigned from MES as of May 31, 2020, to become the governor's chief of staff in June 2020.

The federal and state charges allege that from March 2019 through December 2020, McGrath personally enriched himself by using his positions of trust as the executive director of MES and the governor's chief of staff to cause MES to make payments to McGrath, or on his behalf, to which he was not entitled, prosecutors said.