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Tag Archives: “Healthy Holly”

Pugh attorneys, supporters seek leniency in sentencing

FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Baltimore’s acting leader has ordered an audit of a local nonprofit’s management of a $12 million youth fund after the organization was tied to the purchase and distribution of a portion of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh’s hard-to-find illustrated books for children. The audit of Associated Black Charities’ work and a freeze of legislation that would renew its management of the taxpayer-financed fund comes as the first-term mayor is embroiled in an image-tarnishing scandal that threatens her political career.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

With prosecutors asking for nearly five years of incarceration for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, her attorneys and supporters are seeking leniency, urging the judge in charge of Pugh’s sentencing next week to recognize her career of public service ...

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Harrell, longtime judge, calls UMMS board seat a ‘new challenge’

10.07.11 ANNAPOLIS, MD.  Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. in his Annapolis, Md. office Friday Oct. 7, 2011. (The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

Retired Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr. said Monday that he had been looking for “a new challenge” when Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him last week to a reconstituted University of Maryland Medical System board recently beset ...

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FBI, IRS seized computers, ‘Healthy Holly’ books, UMMS check from city offices

This March 2019 photo taken in Baltimore, shows copies of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's self-published "Healthy Holly" illustrated paperbacks for children. Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday, April 1 that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. The various officials' calls came shortly after Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid $114,000, between 2015 and 2018, for roughly 20,000 copies of Pugh's children's books. And it came about two weeks after news broke that since 2011, Pugh has received $500,000 selling her books to the University of Maryland Medical System, a $4 billion hospital network that's one of the largest private employers in the state.  (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Federal agents seized computers as well as documents related to University of Maryland Medical Center and former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books from City Hall last month, according to documents released Wednesday. FBI and IRS agents searched City Hall, ...

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Pugh attorney: Firm complied with subpoena, not subject of ‘raid’

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The offices of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s attorneys were not part of a multi-location search warrant execution Thursday but rather complied with a limited subpoena for financial records in their possession related to their representation. The documents had previously been sequestered from ...

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News breaks out in Pugh’s quiet Ashburton neighborhood

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Agents from the FBI and the IRS executed search warrants at Mayor Catherine Pugh’s two homes Thursday morning, bringing excitement to an otherwise quiet northwest Baltimore neighborhood. Pugh owns two homes in the city’s Ashburton neighborhood, an area of large ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Politicians lie low until scandals blow over

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Is anyone else concerned about, bothered by or even aware of what seems to be the latest tactic by politicians accused of what would normally be considered, were it you or me, career-ending debacles? That tactic is: lie low, let ...

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