In what may have been neglected by national news, the former Democrat Mayor of Baltimore was hit with a series of corruption charges. Catherine Pugh was found guilty of a scheme involving her children’s book. According to prosecutors, she sold thousands of copies of the book to companies, who later received contracts from the city.
Pugh was already facing three years in federal prison. Now, that sentence is sure to grow.
Check out her newest charges:
Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor Catherine Pugh, who was embroiled in a scandal involving her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, is expected to plead guilty to perjury Friday, the state prosecutor said…
Pugh already has been sentenced to three years in federal prison over the self-dealing scandal, which involved children’s books touting exercise and nutrition that netted the now-70-year-old Democrat hundreds of thousands of dollars. She had pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges last year and is scheduled to report to federal prison later this month.
A spotlight has been on Baltimore recently, ever since President Trump called it out over years of corruption and poverty. Like many Democrat-run cities with a large black population, Baltimore struggles due to rampant crime, poor education, and a lack of job opportunity.
Those problems must have been further compounded by the fact that its mayor was exploiting her position for personal profit. According to reports, she received hundreds of thousands of dollars through her “Healthy Holly” scheme.
Corruption like this has been called out numerous times by the president and his supporters. His very campaign focused on “draining the swamp.”
Many Americans have accused career politicians—especially Democrats—of defrauding well-meaning Americans. They convince voters of putting them into power, only to neglect them for their own gain.
In Pugh’s case, it appears she will face the full brunt of justice for her actions.
Days like today make me very proud of the work our justice system is doing to bring these bad actors to light and making sure they can never abuse their power ever again.
- Former Democrat mayor of Baltimore will plead guilty to perjury.
- Pugh had been found guilty of a scandal involving her children’s book.
- She will face at least three years in federal prison.
Source: Fox News