Monthly Archives: December 2017

Frederick County delegation to Annapolis — please encourage Governor Hogan and Board of Public Works to withhold state-$s for City’s boondoggle hotel LETTER

Delegate Kathy Afzali and colleagues: Recent developments confirm the good judgment of the majority of the Frederick County delegation in opposing state funds for the City’s boondoggle hotel. The case against state support is stronger than ever. 1. New proof … Continue reading

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Mark Gaver’s arrest on fraud charges — what it means for the hotel project OPINION

Downtown hotel proponents are in denial about the importance of the fraud indictment of Mark Gaver, the City’s first Hotel Advisory Committee (HAC) chair. Consider that scores of people might have been asked by Richard Griffin and the incoming Mayor … Continue reading

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First HAC chair’s arrest and charges — Full text of US Attorney’s news release

Subject: FORMER FREDERICK BUSINESS OWNER CHARGED IN $50 MILLION BANK FRAUD Sent to Baltimore and Washington media. December 5, 2017                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact ELIZABETH MORSE www.justice.gov/usao/md                                                                 at (410) 209-4885 FORMER FREDERICK BUSINESS OWNER CHARGED IN $50 MILLION BANK FRAUD Baltimore, Maryland – A … Continue reading

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First HAC chairman Mark Gaver arrested and charged with $50m bank fraud – FNP

The Frederick News-Post is reporting that Mark Gaver the first City-appointed chairman of the Hotel Advisory Committee (HAC) has been arrested and charged with $50 million of bank fraud. Gaver is accused of misrepresenting the value of his contracts with … Continue reading

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Discussion of hotel contract change must be conducted in open meetings — State AG compliance panel

Mayor Randy McClement and his director of economic development Richard Griffin may have violated state law in the spring of this year by conducting behind-closed-door discussions on changes to the City contract with Plamondon Hospitality Partners (Plamondon), a legal expert … Continue reading

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