Democratic mayor, Catherine Pugh was elected in the year 2016. Prior to that, she served as a state senator.
Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh is under fire over the “Healthy ” Holly”, a children’s book series, which she wrote, for which they reportedly $ 500,000 from the University of Maryland Medical system (UMMS) was awarded since 2011.
The University paid Pugh for 100,000 copies of their books between 2011 and 2018, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Go to the series of healthy lifestyle books that was meant for children, to schools and daycares. However, the Baltimore Sun reported that some 50,000 copies remain unaccounted for and may never have been printed.
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Pugh, who sat on the UMMS Board of Directors since 2011, resigned from the position and suspended, returned with their latest $100,000 payment, according to the Baltimore sun, is the Assembly in early March.
Six fellow members of the UMMS board either resigned or went on voluntary leave, the revelation that one-third of the board members receive financial compensation for your company that is of the UMMS and the President and CEO of UMMS on a leave of absence, according to the AP.
Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot UMMS called the agreements with the members of the “self-dealing” and said that an independent inquiry must. Franchot told the Associated Press there was “no evidence, no contracts, no procurement” in terms of Pugh’s book. He referred to it as a “gift” of the University.
Pugh has called questions about the offer of a “witch hunt.”
The mayor has not properly disclosing the deal on government ethics, the Sun reported Monday filed a complaint with the office of the public Prosecutor’s office, accusing Pugh of perjury about their omissions. She claims that it was a mistake.
Her office says she plans to hold a news conference on the “Healthy Holly” “as soon as possible after your discharge from the hospital” for a lung inflammation.
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Pugh was elected in the year 2016 and stands in front of a primary school in the year 2020.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.