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Are you guilty? The plea was "yes," but Catherine Pugh's gestures said "no"

Pugh pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion, all stemming from what the government described as a criminal enterprise designed to profit from the sale of her "Healthy Holly" children's books.

Under the terms of the plea, Pugh did not acknowledge guilt in seven counts of wire fraud that were part of the indictment that U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announced yesterday.

Her convictions could theoretically bring her decades in prison, but the sentencing guidelines agreed to by both parties would allow Pugh to come away with something more like five years, Hur told reporters afterwards.

in exchange for what?

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Strongly worded letter UPDATE

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 30th, 2019 at 05:39:30 AM EST
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... does it make a sound?

Baltimore's disgraced ex-mayor has $1 million in her campaign coffers. What might become of it?

No comment from federal prosecutors, Maryland State Prosecutor and election board officials on the fate of Catherine Pugh's political war chest
That was the case with two high-profile convictions: those of Nathaniel T. Oaks and Thomas L. Bromwell.

Both were veteran Maryland legislators who were convicted of bribery and other corruption charges and went to federal prison.

In each case, their campaign committees remained intact - not receiving any new contributions, but also not forced to return contributions, transfer funds to other candidate committees, or donate funds to charitable causes and liquidate. ...

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Public corruption in Maryland: It's no accident

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Nov 30th, 2019 at 05:58:35 AM EST
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