Search for fugitive Roy McGrath continues a week after federal fraud trial absence

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A week after Roy McGrath did not show up for his federal fraud trial, authorities are still searching for the fugitive who once served as former Gov. Larry Hogan’s chief of staff.

McGrath, 53, was due in court last Monday for a weekslong trial on charges of wire fraud, embezzlement and falsifying a document.


His attorney expected him to get on a plane in Florida, where he lives, and travel to Maryland last Sunday night. Instead, McGrath apparently went missing.

When he didn’t show up for court after an hour, the presiding U.S. District Court judge issued a warrant for his arrest, triggering a manhunt led by the U.S. Marshals Service.


A spokesman for the marshals service declined to comment Monday on the search for McGrath, which continues into its second week.

Last week, the FBI raided McGrath’s house in Naples, Florida. They seized his wife’s phone.

It’s unclear what else law enforcement confiscated with a search warrant.

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