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Catherine Pugh sentenced to six-months jail for state perjury charge

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 15:48:38-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday received a six-month jail sentence, after pleading guilty to a state perjury charge in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors said Pugh failed to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC, on her financial disclosures during her time as a State Senator in the Maryland General Assembly.

In court, Pugh admitted to disclosing ties to other companies she owned or operated, but not Healthy Holly, despite knowing that it was required.

Charging documents show Pugh earned an income of at least $345,000 in 2016 from Healthy Holly book sales, but didn't report being the owner.

RELATED: State Prosecutor charges Catherine Pugh with perjury related to Healthy Holly

Financial disclosure forms required of elected representatives and certain state employees are filed with the Maryland State Ethics Commission and signed under the penalties of perjury.

Judge Mark W. Crooks sentenced Pugh but ordered that the time be served concurrent to her three year federal sentence, which is scheduled to begin on June 26 for Healthy Holly related charges.