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Young lets go of two more Pugh staffers, including Chief of Staff

Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 10:17:40-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Two more staffers from Mayor Catherine Pugh's administration are out at City Hall.

On Monday, a spokesman for Ex Officio Mayor Jack Young said Bruce Williams and Karen Stokes are no longer employed by the City.

Williams previously served as Pugh's Chief of Staff, with Stokes as the City's top lobbyist.

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Last Wednesday, Young fired three other Pugh aides; Gary Brown Jr., Poetri Deal, and Afra Vance-White.

Prior to their firings, the aides had each been on paid leave.

Since Pugh took a leave of absence and Young assumed control, seven aides have been let go, two of which have not been named.

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These latest personnel changes by Young come less than a week after the FBI raided two of Pugh's homes, her City Hall office, and her attorney's office.

Pugh remains on a leave of absence due to complications from pneumonia. According to her lawyer Steven Silverman, she is still too ill to make a decision on whether or not to resign, amid increasing pressure to do so as fallout from her Healthy Holly book scandal continues.