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Lawyer for Baltimore Mayor Pugh says not to expect decision on resignation Tuesday

Steve Silverman, a lawyer for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, said Tuesday not to expect her to make a decision by the end of the day on whether to resign from office.

The Democratic mayor announced April 1 that she was taking a leave of absence to recover from pneumonia. The leave coincided with mounting questions over her sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” books and state and federal investigations into her financial dealings.

Silverman has previously said she was not “lucid” enough to make a decision about whether to quit. He said last week that there would no announcements — about a resignation or anything else — before Tuesday.

Silverman stopped by Pugh’s home late Tuesday and declined to comment.

Acting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, also a Democrat, said Tuesday that he has not spoken to Pugh in about three weeks.

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“I haven’t heard anything from the mayor,” Young said from West Baltimore, where he launched a redevelopment project.

While the city waits to see if Pugh will resign, Young said, “I am going to continue to move the city forward, like I’ve been doing. That’s it. That’s all I can do.”

On Thursday, federal agents raided Pugh’s home, City Hall office and other locations tied to her.

The all-Democratic City Council, members representing Baltimore in the House of Delegates (also Democrats), and business organization the Greater Baltimore Committee called before the raids for Pugh to resign. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan joined those calls as the searches took place.

Pugh has continued to receive her $185,000 salary while on leave.

Baltimore Sun reporters Yvonne Wenger and Phil Davis contributed to this article.

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