Ex-GOP Governor’s Aide Is Still Missing After Missed Corruption Trial

Tuesday, dozens of federal officers swooped on the Maryland home of Roy McGrath, the former chief of staff for former Republican Governor Larry Hogan, after he vanished just ahead of the commencement of his corruption trial on Monday. It is alleged that he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars in government cash while serving as director of the state-owned nonprofit Maryland Environmental Service. Authorities say he has been missing since Sunday night when he missed his flight back to Maryland. Rod Rosenstein, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, who also served as U.S. Attorney for Maryland, told The Baltimore Sun that one of two plausible scenarios occurred: “One reason is that the defendant got cold feet, ran, and attempted to evade trial,” he stated. “The other is suicide.”