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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Maryland State Trooper Convicted of Felony Theft

BALTIMORE, MD ( December 10, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced the conviction of Maryland State Trooper Andrew A. Mohan. Mohan, 36, formerly assigned to the State Police Forestville Barrack, was convicted of two counts of felony theft and five counts of misconduct in office. The conviction follows a seven day trial in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court before Judge Albert W. Northrop. Mohan remains suspended without pay pending final administrative action by the State Police. Sentencing is scheduled for January 29, 2010.

The investigation found that Mohan conducted two schemes to steal a total of $3,200 from the Maryland State Police (MSP) by working two private security jobs, unauthorized and unknown to the Maryland State Police, when he was simultaneously on paid duty for the MSP. Mohan also abused his official police powers to access and disseminate restricted criminal records and motor vehicle registration information guarded in State and federal data systems.

Felony theft is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years or a fine of $25,000, or both. Misconduct in office, a misdemeanor, is punishable by any sentence deemed not cruel and unusual.

The case was indicted and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Criminal Division following a joint investigation by the Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Division and the Maryland State troopers assigned to the Attorney General’s Criminal Division. In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Kate O’Donnell, Sgt. Frank Lopez, Sgt. Glen Peterson and Lt. Timothy Frye for their work on the case.

   

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