Ex-Baltimore mayor pleads guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion in book scheme

Source: Baltimore Sun / Getty

UPDATE:

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was not among the nearly 150 people President Trump pardoned or commuted sentences for early Wednesday morning.

She will serve out her 3-year sentence.

ORIGINAL:

President Donald Trump is expected to issue 100 pardons and commutations on his last day of office and former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh hopes she’s on the list.

Pugh is asking Trump to commute her 3-year sentence in the “Healthy Holly” children’s book scandal.

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She reported to federal prison in Alabama in June 2020 on federal fraud and tax charges.
Pugh resigned as mayor, pleaded guilty and later apologized to the City of Baltimore.
According to the Department of Justice’s website, the status of her case is pending.

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