May 2, 2019

Baltimore's mayor resigns amid investigations into book deal scandal

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is resigning amid multiple investigations into a scandal involving the sale of her children's books, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Backdrop: The Baltimore Sun revealed earlier this year that health provider Kaiser Permanente bought $114,000 worth of Pugh's children's books at the same time it was looking to strike a deal with the city of Baltimore. Pugh was on the city's spending board when it awarded Kaiser the $48 million deal in 2017. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan asked Pugh to resign following an IRS and FBI raid of her home.

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