Update: FBI, U.S. Marshals Up Reward to $20,000 for Capture of Roy McGrath, Ex-Chief of Staff to Maryland Governor

By Steve Neavling

Updated: Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service have upped their reward from $10,000 to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Roy McGrath, the former chief of staff to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan who failed to appear in court for the first day of a trial on wire fraud and embezzlement charges. 

Roy McGrath via state of Maryland

McGrath, 53, was charged in 2021 with numerous counts stemming from his work for a quasi-governmental agency he led prior to serving as Hogan’s chief of staff. 

He’s now a fugitive and considered an international flight risk, federal authorities said in a news release

A manhunt has been underway since he failed to show up to federal court in Baltimore on March 13. 

A judge issued a warrant for his arrest. 

The FBI issued a wanted poster for McGrath.

McGrath is accused of using his government position to steal thousands of taxpayer funds, awarding himself a severance of $230,000 after he left the quasi-government agency, and forging documents. 

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