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Roy McGrath, chief of staff of former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, has died just weeks after he was declared a fugitive by the FBI

The 53-year-old succumbed to gunshot wounds following a standoff with police late Monday night, his attorney confirmed. 

His death came after FBI agents raided the ex-GOP staffer’s home after he failed to appear for a federal trial on fraud charges over allegations he used his high-ranking position to steal more than $230,000 in state funds.

McGrath had pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and falsification of records in October 2021 and was released on bond, but he did not appear in court for his trial. 

He has promptly declared a fugitive, leading agents to storm his $610,000 Florida home on March 15. The FBI has said he was considered an international flight risk.

Indicted in 2021 on federal fraud charges, McGrath served for years as the chief of staff for two-term Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who left office this January after eight years of service for the Old Line State.

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The U.S. Marshals Service, part of the Justice Department, said last month it had initiated an interstate fugitive investigation and published a ‘Wanted’ poster of McGrath.

Attorney Joseph Murtha said the FBI confirmed Roy McGrath’s death to him. 

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