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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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BALTIMORE (AP) - The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges but pleaded not guilty to wire fraud in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books.

Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the government and tax evasion. The pleas came a day after an 11-count indictment was unsealed.

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Famed National Geographic Photographer Kevin Fleming accused of tax evasion admits he set up a publishing company to cover his personal expenses.

Fleming is facing a federal government indictment in which he admits that the publishing company did not have employees, assets or bank accounts.

WBOC reports that the photographer previously told the television station’s Delmarva Life that he had had more success from his books than from his work for National Geographic.

Fleming has become prominent on the Eastern Shore with his table top books that contain his photos.