Latest Baltimore Scandal Ends with Former Mayor’s Sentencing

Yet another embarrassing chapter in Baltimore's extremely troubled history ended when the city's former mayor was sentenced to federal prison for fraudulently selling her self-published children's books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Yet another embarrassing chapter in Baltimore’s extremely troubled history ended Thursday when the city’s former mayor was sentenced to federal prison for fraudulently selling her self-published children’s books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career. Catherine Pugh accepted “full responsibility” for her actions and apologized through tears during the roughly 10 minutes she spoke in federal court in Baltimore before she was sentenced. The veteran Democratic politician said that “no one…

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