— A local sheriff is resigning as governor after a federal grand jury indicted him on federal corruption charges.
Larry Hogan announced Friday that Lt.
Danica Roem will step down as interim governor.
She will be sworn in at the governor’s office later in the week.
Hogan said he is deeply disappointed by the indictment and will be holding a news conference Monday to address the matter.
He said he had “full confidence” in Roem and his staff.
The grand jury indictment accuses Roem, the lieutenant governor, of illegally accepting money from the governor and other state officials to settle personal debts and obtain favors.
It alleges she accepted more than $200,000 in cash, gifts and other benefits from Roem’s husband, David Roem.
David Roem was convicted of two felonies in May and sentenced to five years in prison.
The indictment charges that he used his influence over his wife and other officials to get favors and advance his personal interests.