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Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to state perjury charge

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jun 10, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Associated Press) — Maryland's state prosecutor says Baltimore's disgraced ex-mayor, who drew a three-year federal prison sentence for a scandal involving her "Healthy Holly" children's books, is expected to plead guilty to a state perjury charge.

State Prosecutor Charlton Howard confirmed in an email Tuesday he anticipates Catherine Pugh will plead guilty at a hearing June 19.

Pugh is scheduled to report to federal prison later this month. Last year, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges relating to her self-published books.

The perjury charge relates to Pugh's failure to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC on financial disclosure forms while a state senator.