Former head of Maryland technology department indicted

Posted at 6:35 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 06:35:15-04

A former head of the Maryland Department of Information Technology has been indicted on charges related to an alleged bribery conspiracy involving information technology contracts.

The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office announced the federal grand jury indictments of Isabel FitzGerald and others on Wednesday.

The six-count indictment relates to actions taken between February 2007 and December 2014. In that period, FitzGerald held several offices in Maryland government. The conspiracy charges relate to information technology contracts with the Maryland Department of Human Services.

The indictment alleges that FitzGerald and Kenneth Coffland agreed to receive financial benefits from two officials with a small Indiana company that provided information technology services as a subcontractor, in exchange for FitzGerald's performance of official acts for the company's benefit.