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Former chief of staff to Maryland governor indicted

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s former chief of staff has been indicted in federal court for allegedly defrauding a state agency he led. The Maryland U.S. attorney announced the indictment against 52-year-old Roy McGrath on Tuesday. Prosecutors say McGrath devised a scheme through which the Maryland Environmental Service paid him nearly $280,000 in severance before he moved to his post as Hogan’s chief of staff. The indictment also alleges that McGrath used agency funds to pay a personal pledge to a museum and got the agency to pay tuition expenses for a class after he left the department. McGrath’s lawyer says his client “vigorously and categorically denies the allegations.”

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Delaware speedway offering laps to people who get vaccinated

Dover International Speedway is offering the chance to drive around its “Monster Mile” to people who get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the racetrack later this month. Events will be held on Oct. 16 and 17. Up to 800 drivers and their passengers will be able to take two laps around the track in their own vehicles behind a pace car. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered. […]

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