Former aid to Maryland Delegate charged with violating elections laws

Posted at 9:08 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 09:08:57-05

Maryland prosecutors have charged a former top aid to a Maryland state delegate with violating election laws.

Tyler Walch is the former chief of staff for Delegate Richard Impallaria, who represents parts of Harford and Baltimore Counties.

Walch is accused of disseminating an illegal robocall to about 9,000 voters before the 2018 Republican primary election.

The call was meant to attack fellow Republican Delegate Kathy Szeliga by saying she supported more rights for Transgender people.

State prosecutors say the call failed to identify who was responsible for it, and whether it was authorized by any candidate.

Walch has been fired. He faces a $1,000 fine, and up to 1 year in jail.

State prosecutors say Walch told Delegate Impallaria about the call, but Impallaria has not been charged in this case.