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Governor Hogan to testify at former aide's trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be called as a witness in the federal fraud trial of his former chief of staff, Roy McGrath, a rarity for a sitting governor.

The Daily Record reports that the disclosure is part of a joint filing of proposed questions for prospective jurors.

McGrath faces an eight-count federal indictment.

Charges include wire fraud, including securing a $233,648 severance payment equal to one year of salary as the head of Maryland Environmental Service.

He also faces fraud and embezzlement charges connected to roughly $170,000 in expenses. McGrath has pleaded not guilty.

His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 24.