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Former Mayor Catherine Pugh apologizes in video released ahead of sentencing

Posted at 8:41 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 15:06:50-05

BALTIMORE — In a 13 minute video released on Wednesday, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh apologized and accepted responsibility for her actions that led to her federal indictment.

This comes the day before her sentencing charges will take place.

Pugh’s attorneys and several notable people including 7th congressional district democratic nominee Kweisi Mfume have stepped forward and asked the judge to have mercy on the former mayor.

While at City Hall, WMAR-2 News asked comptroller Pratt how she feels about Pugh’s sentencing memorandum and this is what she had to say...

“I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. I’m not angry, I’m disappointed that I was deceived like the University of Maryland Medical System, Associated Black Charities. The citizens were deceived, the media was deceived, I was deceived,” Pratt said.

Page 17 of federal prosecutors 90-page sentencing memorandum outlines how Pugh’s Healthy Holly money laundering scheme involved a $20,000 illegal election contribution for her 2016 mayoral campaign.

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