SNOW HILL – Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby this week reached a settlement with creditor Thomas Gulyas. Oglesby was investigated by the Maryland Elections Committee after allegations that then-candidate Oglesby misappropriated funds from his 2006 campaign for the office.
Gulyas was prevented from discussing the terms of the settlement because of a confidentiality agreement negotiations included.
“It’s settled and I’m very happy,” Gulyas said.
Gulyas, who owns Ace Printing in Berlin, sued last year before the election, claiming Oglesby still owed more than $5,700 for printing and mailing services provided as part of the 2006 campaign.
According to Oglesby, Gulyas agreed to absorb the cost as if it was a campaign contribution and he listed Gulyas and his wife Belinda as contributors to his 2006 campaign in the amounts of $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. Gulyas said there was no such deal but acknowledged he was aware of the reported contribution in January 2007.
Last May, in a response to Guylas notifying Oglesby of his intent to sue for the full amount owed, Oglesby paid $2,000 of what was at the time an over $7,700 debt.
Oglesby was cleared by the Maryland Elections Board and allowed to amend his 2006 filing to reflect the cost as an expense rather than a donation.