(Breitbart) – Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) was federally charged Wednesday with 11 counts of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy as part of an alleged scheme related to her sales of a self-published children’s book series.
Flashback: Corrupt Democrat Baltimore Mayor Resigns Amid FBI Investigation (Video)
In March 2018 Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced at that the city would send 60 buses to the march against guns in Washington DC. later in the month.
The Baltimore city school system did not have the money to heat the schools in 2018 but found the money to bus kids to an anti-gun rally.
Earlier this week the FBI and IRS agents executed search warrants at two homes of Mayor Catherine Pugh, one of her businesses, offices in City Hall, as well as the residence of one of her aides.
Pugh has been on leave since April 1, ostensibly to recover from a recent bout with pneumonia but no one has seen her.
On Thursday corrupt Mayor Pugh resigned.
FOX News reported:
Baltimore’s embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday amid state and federal investigations into whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children’s book “Healthy Holly” to disguise kickbacks.
The announcement, effective immediately, ends weeks of uncertainty surrounding the first-term Democrat.
“Sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and to the credibility of the office of the mayor,” Pugh’s attorney Steven Silverman read in a statement from her. “Baltimore deserves a mayor who can move our great city forward.”
Calls for Pugh to resign had intensified in the past few days. Instead of making a decision, though, Pugh stayed holed up inside her three-story home for nearly a month. Her lawyers said she was too fragile to make a decision but residents and members of her own party grew weary of her open-ended retreat and demanded she either step up or step aside.