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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh seeking clemency from President Trump

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Jan 18, 2021

BALTIMORE — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is among those seeking clemency from President Donald Trump as he is expected to issue 100 pardons on his final full day in office Tuesday.

Pugh is seeking to have her three-year sentence commuted, according to a database of clemency appeals on the U.S. Department of Justice website. Her case’s status is listed as “pending.”

Pugh reported to federal prison in Alabama in June 2020 on federal fraud and tax charges in her “Healthy Holly” children’s book scandal.

In what will be one of his final acts as commander-in-chief, President Trump is expected to issue dozens of pardons on Tuesday — his final full day in office.

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The various reports indicate that Trump could issue between 50 and 100 pardons on Tuesday.

Trump has reportedly considered issuing pre-emptive pardons to three of his children — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric — as well as his son-in-law, Kushner and members of his legal team, like Rudy Giuliani. Trump could also reportedly issue a pre-emptive pardon for himself, as Trump has tweeted thathe believes he has the right to do so.

It's unclear if the president is able to issue a pardon to himself, as it is without legal precedent.