Crime, Politics

Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service facing federal, state charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining over $276,731 from employer, and state felony violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of a collaborative investigation, a federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds from Maryland Environmental Service corporation. The criminal information also alleges that McGrath illegally recorded private conversations with senior Maryland state officials. McGrath …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore correctional officers plead guilty to felony theft, misconduct charges in time card fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—Two Baltimore correctional officers have pleaded guilty to charges of felony theft and misconduct in office in connection with a time card fraud scheme. Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard on Thursday announced that Sharonda Stokes and Dephany McKnight, former Correctional Officers assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week in Baltimore County Circuit Court to …


Baltimore County grand jury indicts five correctional officers for theft of $380,000 via time card fraud scheme

UPDATE: Sharonda Stokes and Dephany McKnight have pleaded guilty and have each been sentenced. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced this week that a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted five correctional officers with felony theft scheme and misconduct in office. The indictments allege that, during their employment as correctional officers for the Maryland Department …

Former Mayor Pugh sentenced to six months in jail on perjury charge

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced on Friday that former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County to a charge of perjury for her failure to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC, on her financial disclosures during her tenure as a Maryland State Senator in the Maryland General Assembly. …

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh charged with perjury

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced on Wednesday that the Office of the State Prosecutor had charged ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh with perjury for her failure to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC on her financial disclosures during her services as a Maryland State Senator. The charging documents, filed in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel …