FBI raids Baltimore mayor’s office, residences in probe of dubious self-published book sales

FBI raids Baltimore mayor’s office, residences in probe of dubious self-published book sales
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at local students' anti-gun march on 6 Mar 2018. (Image: Mayor's office via @MayorPugh50, Twitter)

[Ed. – Basically, the allegation is that she’s been getting entities that have business before the city to spend hundreds of thousands buying copies of her children’s books.]

Hauling out boxes of “Healthy Holly” books and documents, dozens of federal law enforcement agents Thursday struck homes, businesses and government buildings across Baltimore as an investigation into Mayor Catherine Pugh’s business dealings widened.

FBI agents and IRS officials executed search warrants at her City Hall office, Pugh’s two houses, and offices of the mayor’s allies …

Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman, confirmed that agents from the Baltimore FBI office and the Washington IRS office searched at least six addresses. The U.S. attorney’s office confirmed the location of a seventh search. The actions were the first confirmation that federal authorities, as well as state officials, were investigating the mayor’s activities. …

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Shortly after the raids began, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called on Pugh, who has taken a paid leave of absence as mayor, to resign.

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