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Businessman JP Grant says he paid $100,000 to Baltimore Mayor Pugh's Healthy Holly LLC in 2016

Businessman JP Grant says he paid $100,000 to Baltimore Mayor Pugh's Healthy Holly LLC in 2016

Columbia businessman J.P. Grant said Wednesday his company cut a check for $100,000 to then-Baltimore mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh’s Healthy Holly LLC in October 2016. He said he received a copy of one book but no documentation of how his money would be used.

The revelation brings to $800,000 the public accounting of how much money Pugh’s book company received from local entities since 2011.

Grant described the payment in an interview, saying, “I want to be honest.”

Grant said he had forgotten about the arrangement until Friday,...

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