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$20K reward offered in case of missing former Hogan aide

Roy McGrath
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Roy McGrath, then-chief executive officer of the Maryland Environmental Service, speaks during a news conference at the State House in Annapolis, Md., on April 15, 2020. A federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for 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.

The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering a combined up to $20,000 reward for information that can lead to the arrest of a former chief of staff to former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), according to an announcement published Tuesday.

Roy McGrath, 53, served as chief of staff to Hogan for about two months before he resigned in August 2020. An arrest warrant was issued for McGrath after he failed to appear for trial on wire fraud and embezzlement charges on March 13, and the FBI now considers him a fugitive and an “international flight risk.”

In October 2021, McGrath was indicted for wire fraud and theft or bribery from programs receiving federal funds. He pled not guilty to the charges and was released before his trial on the condition that he would show up for all his court dates, according to the FBI.

In June 2022, McGrath was also charged with destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations. His trial was supposed to begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 13, but he failed to show up.

The Baltimore Banner had reported at the time that McGrath was supposed to fly in from Florida to meet his lawyer in Baltimore early in the morning that day.

The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service are asking anyone with information about McGrath’s whereabouts to contact them.

The agencies have described him as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds, and said he has brown hair and brown eyes. 

Updated at 11:04 a.m.

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