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Catherine Pugh flew to Las Vegas on Md. businessman's jet, says she paid

Catherine Pugh flew to Las Vegas on Md. businessman's jet, says she paid

When Baltimore's Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine E. Pugh visited Las Vegas last weekend, she didn't fly Southwest. She hopped a ride there and back on the private jet of a Maryland businessman and campaign donor.

Pugh said she asked Walter A. Tilley Jr., chief executive of Home Paramount Pest Control, for a ride to and from an international shopping center convention attended by many government officials.

The state senator said Thursday she was there to observe and do a little shopping but had to be back in Baltimore by Tuesday. She decided to ask Tilley for a ride after she heard he was making the trip.

Pugh said she paid $650 for the trip on Tilley's private...

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