Baltimore County man pleads guilty to VA fraud

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man pleaded guilty to wire fraud after he lied and said he was paralyzed to receive more than $750,000 in benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland announced this week. William Rich, 43, of Windsor Mill, received $750,000 in special monthly compensation, caregiver assistance compensation, and medical equipment, according to […]

President of Baltimore County business convicted on wire fraud, bribery charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Harford County man has been convicted for his role in a massive telecommunications project that could result in a potential years-long federal prison sentence. Wayne I. Kacher, Jr., 51, was found guilty this week by a federal jury after a seven-day trial for honest services wire fraud and bribery. He faces a maximum possible sentence of five years […]

Maryland woman convicted in scheme to obtain U.S. passports for children fathered by Ghanaian national

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland woman has been convicted in a scheme to obtain U.S. passports for children who were fathered by a Ghanaian national, who prosecutors say posed as the absent parent. Charmaine Brown, 45, of Lusby, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit passport fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and making a false statement in bankruptcy proceedings, […]

Former Maryland bank employee used position to commit identity theft, bank fraud

GREENBELT, MD—A former bank employee has been convicted in a federal court in Greenbelt for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Jalen Craig McMillan, 30, of Jessup, faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years for the conspiracy and for each count of bank fraud. He will also serve a mandatory prison sentence of two […]

Baltimore County police officer pleads guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for firearms training certifications

BALTIMORE, MD—An officer with the Baltimore County Police Department has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes. William R. Johnson Jr., 33, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week to a federal charge of honest services wire fraud, for seeking and accepting bribes and kickbacks, totaling at least $16,804, to falsely certify that applicants for Maryland handgun qualifying licenses (HQL) and wear and […]

FBI offering $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Roy McGrath, former Hogan aide

UPDATE: Roy McGrath has died following a confrontation with the FBI in Tennessee. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance in locating fugitive Roy C. McGrath, 53, of Naples, Florida. An arrest warrant has been issued for McGrath after he failed to appear in Baltimore for trial on March 13, 2023. McGrath is […]

Maryland fraudster sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for his role in $28 million ‘1st Million Dollars’ Ponzi scheme

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a massive Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang has sentenced John Erasmus Frimpong, 42, of Upper Marlboro, to 114 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, and securities fraud, in […]