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For Immediate Release
February 02, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CONTRACTOR CHARGED IN CURRAN’S CONTINUING CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION AT UMBC

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a second individual has been criminally charged in his continuing corruption investigation into construction projects at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Charged yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court was Patrick R. Sisk, of Waterbird Court in Cockeysville.

The Criminal Information charges Sisk, 49, with one count of felony theft, conspiracy to commit theft, and bribery, in connection with his role in construction projects at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The Criminal Information alleges a four-year scheme between Sisk and a UMBC Construction Manager to generate a steady stream of illegal cash through the submission of false and inflated invoices to the University. The illegal cash was then kicked back by Sisk to the Construction Manager and others at the Construction Manager’s direction, totaling in excess of $100,000.

A criminal information is merely an accusation of wrongdoing, and every individual is presumed innocent until the charges are proven by the State. The case was referred by the UMBC Police Department, and investigated by the AG’s Criminal Investigations Division, the Maryland State Police, and the University System of Maryland Internal Audit Office.

   

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