Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who is awaiting sentencing on federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, still has nearly $1 million in her campaign account, according to the latest finance report.
Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard on Wednesday announced a criminal charge of perjury against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, alleging she broke the law by failing to disclose her “Healthy Holly” children’s book business on financial disclosure forms during her time as a state senator.
City Council President Brandon Scott on Wednesday asked Baltimore’s inspector general to review the last five years of city contracts with Columbia financier and “Healthy Holly” book purchaser J.P. Grant.
A sealed supplement to former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's plea deal could indicate she is working with federal prosecutors. Or not. And the ambiguity is by design — the result, in part, of the city’s pervasive “stop snitching” culture.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and tax evasion in federal court Thursday, publicly acknowledging wrongdoing related to her “Healthy Holly” book deals for the first time since The Baltimore Sun first began exposing them in March.
According to federal prosecutors, the massive book sales of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh were really a racket — built on a ruse that saw Pugh increase her profits time and again by intentionally double-selling the books by the thousands, first to one paying customer and then to another.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been indicted on 11 criminal counts related to the sales of her children’s books. Longtime aide Gary Brown Jr. and associate Roslyn Wedington have pleaded guilty to another 10 charges combined.