Healthy Holly

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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.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland Medical System says it is seeking to recover a remaining $400,000 that it paid to the former Baltimore mayor who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children’s books.

The new chairman of the system’s board told a Maryland House of Delegates committee on Thursday that the system has recovered about $100,000 of the $500,000 it paid to Catherine Pugh.

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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.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An audit says the University of Maryland Medical System paid $500,000 to buy the self-published books of Baltimore's now disgraced ex-mayor, but there's no evidence any system executives ever read its installments or that a process was in place to determine their fair market value.

The audit released Friday comes a amid a scandal that rocked the medical system this year after former Mayor Catherine Pugh, a former board member of the system, recently pleaded guilty to federal charges related to her “Healthy Holly" books.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The ex-mayor of Baltimore, a city where law enforcement has long fought corruption and violent crime, is set to appear in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books.

Catherine Pugh is scheduled to surrender to U.S. Marshals on Thursday before the initial court appearance. The charges stem from her "Healthy Holly" children's books whose sales netted the former mayor of Maryland's largest city hundreds of thousands of dollars.