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For Immediate Release
September 12, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

FORMER 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 Hall.

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 expenses.

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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