Former Baltimore mayor Catherine E. Pugh pleads guilty to fraud- and tax-evasion conspiracies

Dec 2014
The Milky Way
I wonder who she is outing in this plea deal.

Former Baltimore mayor Catherine E. Pugh pleaded guilty Thursday to fraud-and-tax-evasion conspiracies to illegally hide profits from sales of her children’s books to enhance her political and personal fortunes.

Pugh’s acknowledgment of guilt came during a court hearing in Baltimore, where the disgraced 69-year-old once led Maryland’s largest city.

Her appearance followed by a day the unsealing by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland of an indictment against Pugh following a three-year investigation into sales of the Healthy Holly book series that began when she was a state senator representing Baltimore in Annapolis.
Sitting between her two lawyers, and with her voice muffled, Pugh did not hesitate when she answered guilty to four of the 11 charges against her.

U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow asked how she was feeling.


Most of the books in Pugh’s transactions were marketed and sold directly to nonprofit organizations and foundations, many of which did business or tried to get business with the state and city of Baltimore.