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Former Baltimore Mayor Sentenced To Three Years In Federal Prison

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and tax evasion related money she received from sales of her self-published children’s book series. Prosecutors said Pugh, a Democrat who served as Baltimore’s mayor from 2016 to 2019, received more than $850,000 in sales from her “Healthy ...

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned from her position Thursday, her attorney said at a news conference. The 69-year-old former mayor allegedly sold her “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for $500,000 while on the system’s board. She returned $100,000 to UMMS and canceled her book deal, according to WBALTV 11. The FBI and IRS executed search ...

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Catherine Pugh Campaign Donors Want Their Money Back Following Kids’ Book Fiasco

Some donors who supported Catherine Pugh’s re-election campaign want their money back as the Democratic Baltimore mayor is embroiled in her kids’ book fiasco. Pugh allegedly sold her self-published “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for $500,000 while on the system’s board. The FBI and IRS executed search warrants against Pugh Thursday and several officials ...

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Baltimore Mayor Not ‘Lucid’ Enough To Make Resignation Choice: Attorney

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is not “lucid” enough to make the decision to resign due to poor health, according to her attorney Thursday. Pugh’s personal attorney Steve Silverman said she could likely make the decision next week, but she was disappointed at the thought of stepping away from her position, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. “She just needs to be ...

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Whereabouts Unknown

Baltimore Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh’s whereabouts are unknown as government officials raided her home and city hall Thursday. Pugh’s spokesman James Bentley said he did not know where she was and had not talked to her, The Associated Press reported Thursday. An anonymous source said Pugh left the state, according to CBS Baltimore. She was at her house when the FBI ...

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Larry Hogan Wants Catherine Pugh To Resign

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan announced he wanted Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign, saying she lost “public trust” following a fiasco involving her self-published children’s book. The governor’s call comes as the FBI and IRS raided the city hall and Pugh’s house Thursday morning. “Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership,” Hogan, a Republican, tweeted ...

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FBI Raids Baltimore Mayor’s Home And City Hall

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s home and Baltimore City Hall Thursday. FBI and IRS agents are executing search warrants in several locations related to Mayor Catherine PughHere–her house in Northwest Baltimore. Also targeting a business address that is also used by non-profit she founded and City Hall pic.twitter.com/jr75Lve4ZG ...

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Baltimore Mayor On Leave Following Self-Published Kids’ Book Fiasco

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who is embroiled in a fiasco involving her self-published kids’ book, announced she will take an indefinite leave of absence due to health problems Monday. “At this time, with the Mayor’s health deteriorating, she feels as though she is unable to fulfill her obligations as Mayor of Baltimore City,” Pugh’s office said in a press release ...

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