Baltimore Politics

A Democratic Mayor charged with corruption? Color me shocked. Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh faces 11-count indictment for wire fraud, tax-related charges. OK, so I’m not that shocked.

A grand jury has indicted Pugh on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and two counts of tax evasion, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland.

She was mayor of Baltimore from December of 2016 until she took a leave of absence in April of 2019 and she resigned in May of 2019.

The indictment alleges that from Nov. 2011 until March 2019, Pugh conspired with Brown Jr. to defraud purchasers of Healthy Holly books to “enrich themselves,” promote Pugh’s political career, and fund her campaign for mayor.

Innocent until proved guilty… etc. etc.