Former Prince George’s County executive candidate sentenced -- Gazette.Net


Randy McRae, the former general counsel for the Prince George’s County Community Development Corp., has been sentenced after being convicted of multiple counts of theft in June.

After being appointed to the Prince George’s County CDC in 2005, McRae of Crofton forged documents and opened fraudulent bank accounts that allowed him to pocket county funds meant to reimburse the CDC for operating expenses, the State’s Attorney office said.

The CDC was created to distribute profit from FedEx Field parking taxes back into the community around the stadium, according the State’s Attorney office.

On Aug. 1, McRae was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to repay the $50,000 he stole from the county and a friend, the county State’s Attorney’s Office announced.

McRae was also sentenced to three years supervised probation and given until the end of those three years to repay the funds, the States’ Attorney’s office said.

“I am pleased that Mr. McRae is being held accountable for his crimes and, most importantly, that he is required to repay the money he stole from our county,” State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said in a statement. “Mr. McRae used his position of authority to defraud our government and we simply will not tolerate these willful abuses of power.”