Disgraced Former Baltimore Mayor Faces Perjury Charges

Dec 19, 2019

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh
Credit msa.maryland.gov

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's disgraced ex-mayor has been charged with perjury for failing to disclose her business interest in a self-published children's book.

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced the charges Wednesday relating to Catherine Pugh's financial disclosure forms from when she was a state senator.

Pugh has already pleaded guilty to federal charges related to her “Healthy Holly” books. The state prosecutor alleges that while Pugh disclosed her business relationship to other companies that she owned or operated, she did not disclose her interest in Healthy Holly, LLC. 

Already facing the possibility of decades behind bars, the new charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.