Five Year Sentence Recommended for Former Balitmore Mayor

Feb 14, 2020

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh
Credit campaign photo

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children's books.

In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, prosecutors told a judge that would be an adequate punishment for Catherine Pugh and would deter other politicians from breaking the public's trust.

Pugh pleaded guilty in November to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a deal with prosecutors.

The veteran Democratic politician is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 27. She was elected mayor in 2016 and resigned under pressure in May.