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'Who looked the other way?' Lawmakers grill University of Maryland hospital leadership on self-dealing scandal

'Who looked the other way?' Lawmakers grill University of Maryland hospital leadership on self-dealing scandal

Lawmakers in Annapolis on Friday grilled leaders at the University of Maryland Medical System as they considered sweeping legislation to reform the hospital network after allegations of self-dealing and no-bid contracting with board members.

The House of Delegates Health and Government Operations Committee heard testimony on fast-tracked emergency legislation to bar board members from abusing their “prestige of office” after The Baltimore Sun reported nine members — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — had deals benefiting their private...

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