A Democratic mayor is being thoroughly investigated by the FBI and IRS to discover wether or not a children’s book series is being used as a front for government kickbacks.
The homes and offices of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh have been raided as FBI and IRS agents attempt to uncover the details behind the scandal. Pugh is accused of self-publishing a children’s book series, then coordinating their sale on a health plan to the University of Maryland Medical System, of which she was a board member while simultaneously being a state lawmaker.
This gross abuse of power to further her personal wealth has many up in arms including Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
“Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead,” Hogan said via statement. “For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign.”
Three weeks ago Pugh vanished from the public eye along with six staffers on paid leave as she cited fighting a bout of pneumonia. But many are calling this a ploy to avoid scrutiny. Veteran City Council leader Bernard “Jack” Young has filled in as acting mayor and fired three of the staffers Pugh took with her.
With way things are looking it’s only a matter of time before charges are brought against the corrupt Democrat.