September 12, 2006
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER AT UMBC CHARGED IN CURRAN’S
CONTINUING CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today
that a fifth individual has been criminally charged in his continuing
corruption investigation into construction projects at the University
of Maryland Baltimore County. Charged today in Baltimore County
Circuit Court was Andrew M. Reider, of Powhurst Court in Perry
The Criminal Information charges Mr. Reider, 47, with one count
each of procurement fraud, felony theft, and bribery, in connection
with his former employment as a Project Manager of Construction
Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
The Criminal Information alleges that Reider engaged in a four
year scheme to steal over $137,000 from UMBC through the creation
and submission of false and inflated invoices to the University.
The information also alleges that during the same time period,
Reider received bribes from various contractors, including home
improvements, mobile phone service, golf outings, and various entertainment
criminal information is merely an accusation of wrongdoing, and
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.