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Roy McGrath was indicted on Tuesday on wire fraud and embezzlement charges related to the six-figure severance payout he received after leaving his position as director of the Maryland Environmental Service (MES) on May 30, 2020. McGrath left that position to serve as Maglev Hogan's chief of staff, a position he held from June 1, 2020 to Aug. 17, 2020.
If McGrath is convicted on all of the federal charges, which include four counts of wire fraud and two counts of embezzlement, he could face up to 100 years in prison. Additionally, McGrath faces 27 state charges that each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
archived Public corruption in Maryland: It's no accident
by Cat on Tue Oct 5th, 2021 at 07:29:03 PM EST
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Maryland seeks consultant for new Baltimore treatment center, $450M
Plans call for the treatment center to be developed on the grounds of the former Baltimore City Detention Center, which was closed in 2015.

The old building has been nearly demolished to make way for the new facility. Gov. Larry "Maglev" Hogan said he envisions it becoming a place where certain defendants charged with nonviolent crimes could go for treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues.

APsplainin federal indictments: Female guards, rapidly growing in numbers, at heart of U.S. prison scandal. "Due to soaring male incarceration rates, female prison guards now make up 37 per cent of corrections officers in the U.S., according to the American Correctional Association. In CRIME-PLAGUED Baltimore, 60 per cent of the prison guards are 'women'."
40 Defendants, Including 24 Guards, Convicted in Widespread Corruption Scandal at ["state-run"] Baltimore Jail
"'The corruption at the jail was "state-approved, state-facilitated, and administrative-encouraged,' [defense atty] Bardos declared."
["state-run"] Baltimore Jail demolition threatens landmark with ties to city's history of slavery
by Cat on Sat Oct 9th, 2021 at 05:37:53 PM EST
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