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Larry Hogan, the former chief of staff to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, is dead after a confrontation with the FBI, according to a report.
The fugitive, identified as Steve Womack, was found dead at a home in Frederick, Md. Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The Maryland governor's office confirmed that Womack had been a chief of staff to Gov. Hogan and had worked for the state for nearly four years.
“We are saddened to hear of the death of Steve Womack, a former chief of staff in our office,” a spokesperson for Hogan said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Womack had been wanted by the FBI since March when he was accused of racketeering and fraud. He had been on the run for weeks and was believed to have been hiding in the Maryland area.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Womack was confronted by FBI agents and a “confrontation ensued.” The FBI said in a statement that Womack was fatally shot by agents.
The FBI said it is working with local law enforcement to investigate the shooting.
Womack's death comes two weeks after a federal judge issued a warrant for his arrest. He was accused of embezzling more than $7 million in public funds while working for the governor's office.
At the time of his death, Womack was facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The investigation into Womack's alleged crimes is ongoing.