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Bureau of Prisons to extend former Mayor Pugh's self-surrender date

Posted at 8:29 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 20:36:34-04

BALTIMORE — The Bureau of Prisons is directed to extend former Mayor Catherine E. Pugh self-surrender date to no earlier than Friday, June 26, 2020 after her attorney's asked the judge for an extension.

Pugh was sentenced to 36-months on February 27 for crimes related to the Healthy Holly scandal.

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland, ordered that "in light of the current situation and recognizing that delaying commencement of Ms. Pugh’s imprisonment is both in her and the public interest, without presenting a danger to the community, the motion will be granted."

Initially Pugh was expected to report on April 13, but the judge gave her an extension until April 27, so she could stay at home with her niece until the end of the school semester.

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Pugh's attorneys also cite the COVID-19 outbreak and Maryland's stay at home order which has all but closed state courts, causing Pugh's pending state perjury case to be
rescheduled on May 14. The case was originally expected to be resolved before Pugh began her federal sentence.