Baltimore Mayor Takes ‘Indefinite Leave of Absence’ After Children’s Book Scandal

Robert Valencia
Apr 4, 2019 - 5:00
Baltimore Mayor Takes ‘Indefinite Leave of Absence’ After Children’s Book Scandal

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, a Democrat who has held the post since 2016, announced Monday that she will step away from her job indefinitely. The announcement comes amid mounting backlash following a no-bid book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System for a children’s book Pugh penned, despite also serving on its board. Pugh’s office, however, said pneumonia is the real reason for her leave of absence. "She has been advised by her physicians that she needs to take time to recover and focus on her health," Pugh's office said in a statement

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One Reply to “Baltimore Mayor Takes ‘Indefinite Leave of Absence’ After Children’s Book Scandal”

  1. Wait, you mean an elected official shouldn’t make money in a conflict-of-interest situation?? Quick, someone tell Trump! I’m sure he’ll be so embarrassed by his numerous faux pas!

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