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TOP HOGAN OFFICIAL ROY MCGRATH A NO-SHOW FOR FEDERAL TRIAL; JUDGE ISSUES ARREST WARRANT
WANTED FUGITIVE WAS BORN IN GREECE
The marriage license issued in Collier County, Florida, to Roy McGrath shows he was born in Greece. The United States Marshal Service has issued a wanted notice for his capture.
The federal indictment of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Chief of Staff Roy C. McGrath laid out how McGrath allegedly prepared his scheme to defraud by beginning with his acts in March of 2013 up until December of 2020.
A neighbor of McGrath in Florida videoed the FBI raid of his house in Naples in search for fugitive
The indictment said that McGrath’s scheme to defraud the Maryland Environmental Services of money and property was achieved by false and fraudulent pretenses and concealment of material information – all tools of committed criminals in many white-collar crimes that typically take place in business, labor unitions, and government.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed Roy McGrath to the post of Executive Director of the agency created in 1970 to handle and provide environmental services of water and wastewater management. Recycling, dredging, and other services to state and local governments as well as private clients. MDS was funded by fees charged and grants from taxpayer funds included in grants from government agencies. MES functions as an independent state agency that does not pay its employees according to state pay scales. However, it does follow state travel and per diem limits, stale policies on annual leave, compensatory leave, and time and attendance reporting.
Included in the funding of MES have been millions of federal funds from 2018 through 2020.
The indictment explains how a museum in Easton, Maryland, The Academy Arts Museum, hosts various exhibits, concerts, and programs featuring the arts and culture of tidewater Maryland and accepts pledges of donations from individuals interested in supporting those activities.
McGrath, appointed by Governor Hogan in 2016 as Executive Director of MES, resigned from that post on May 31, 2020, to become Hogan’s Chief of Staff on June 1, 2020.
The federal prosecutors allege that McGrath, now a resident of Florida, schemed to have MES make payments to him for which he was not entitled to be paid. McGrath did so by making false statements and misleading information to the MES Board of Directors to vote to pay him funds that he was not entitled to and to pay personal benefits on his behalf and to conceal those payments from the Governor of Maryland and the MES Board of Directors.
Included in the scheme was a donation pledge to the museum by McGrath to be paid for from the funds of MES instead of from personal funds of McGrath. The indictment further states that McGrath claimed to the Governor of Maryland that he would take a substantial pay cut to become Chief of Staff to Hogan. It is also alleged that McGrath failed to inform Governor Hogan that he intended to take a severance payment from MES in the amount of his annual salary of $233,647.23.
McGrath also directed his tuition to the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program in the amount of $14,475 to be paid from the funds of MES as part of his scheme.
One of the juiciest items in the indictment was the accusation that McGrath acted to conceal his windfall of severance pay by a state agency upon his moving to another job funded by the same hapless taxpayers when he instructed an employee of MES to have the public version of the minutes of the MES Board of Directors May 28, 2020 meeting to note only that a “motion was made that the Board enter closed session to discuss the compensation of a specific employee of the Maryland Environment Service.” McGrath attempted to delete or cause to be deleted, from the proposed public minutes any mention of compensation of either McGrath or compensation of the Executive Director of MES, or the amount of $233,647.23, or the description of the compensation as a “years’ salary”.
McGrath is also accused of further abuse of the taxpayers by stealing the equivalent of his salary when he went on vacations to Naples, Florida, and a Mediterranean cruise in 2019 when he failed to use his annual leave.
MCGRATH PICKED UP A BRIDE IN FLORIDA
According to Florida records, Roy McGrath was married in Collier County, Florida, on November 25, 2021, to Laura Elizabeth Bruner. McGrath and Bruner purchased a home in the Raffia Master Preserve at 4552 Tamarind Way, Naples, Florida, on December 16, 2020. Zillow reported the Naples home purchase as $610,000.