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October 5, 2021: Former Executive Director Of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal And State Charges For Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, And State Felony Violations Of The Maryland Wiretap Statute

Roy McGrath Allegedly Fraudulently Obtained a Year’s Salary as a Severance Payment, Used MES Funds to Pay a Personal Pledge to a Museum, and Caused MES to Pay Tuition Expenses for a Class Taken After He Left MES, and Recorded Private Conversations with State Officials Without Their Consent Baltimore, Maryland – As a result of  Read the Rest…

September 23, 2021: Two Additional Baltimore Correctional Employees Plead Guilty, Making a Total of Eight Correctional Employees Convicted of Charges Related to Theft of over $400,000 Dollars of State Funds.

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Ms. Kimberly Brown a former Correctional Officer assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center (MTC) in Baltimore, pleaded guilty on September 23, 2021, in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office.  Ms. Shantil Carter, a former Fiscal Technician assigned to MTC,  Read the Rest…

August 20, 2021: Ivan Gonzalez, Former Baltimore Police Officer and Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore City, Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that Ivan Gonzalez, a former Baltimore police officer and a 2020 candidate for Baltimore City Mayor, pleaded guilty to perjury. According to the Statement of Facts in support of the plea, Mr. Gonzalez falsely asserted under penalties of perjury on candidacy forms that he met the  Read the Rest…

August 11, 2021: Baltimore Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Charges of Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Ms. Syreeta Saunders, a former Correctional Officer assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty on August 11, 2021, in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office.  She was sentenced by the Hon. Robert E. Cahill, Jr. to  Read the Rest…

July 29, 2021: Baltimore Correctional Officers Plead Guilty to Charges of Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Ms. Sharonda Stokes and Ms. Dephany McKnight, former Correctional Officers assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty on July 28, 2021, in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office.  Ms. Stokes was sentenced by the Hon. Robert  Read the Rest…

July 26, 2021: Baltimore City Employee Pleads Guilty to Perjury

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that Elizabeth “Betsy” Gardner, who formerly worked in the Baltimore City Council President’s Office as a community liaison has pled guilty to one count of perjury. According to a Statement of Facts read into the record, Ms. Gardner received over $15,000 payments from community organizations from  Read the Rest…

July 9, 2021: Correctional Officer at Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore Pleads Guilty to Charges of Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today that Ms. Erica Byrd, a former Correctional Officer assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty on June 7, 2021, in Baltimore County Circuit Court to charges of Felony Theft Scheme and Misconduct in Office.  She was sentenced by the Hon. Robert E. Cahill, Jr. to  Read the Rest…

June 10, 2021: Five Correctional Officers charged with Felony Theft and Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced today 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 of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Kimberly Brown, Erica Byrd, Dephany McKnight, Syreeta Saunders, and  Read the Rest…

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