BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor is asking a decide for a sentence one 12 months and in the future in jail for a scheme that concerned the sale of her self-published youngsters’s books. Prosecutors just lately requested that the 69-year-old spend practically 5 years in jail.
The Baltimore Solar reported Friday that attorneys for Catherine Pugh argued the previous mayor has already suffered drastically. Writing in a sentencing memo, they cited her acceptance of accountability and her document of public service.
They wrote that Pugh is a “tragic determine” who went from being an “inspiring particular person devoted to serving to her neighborhood” to “an unemployed felon” who “misplaced the whole lot that she had.”
Pugh, a veteran Democratic politician, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 27 in Baltimore. She was elected mayor in 2016 and resigned below strain final Could. Pugh pleaded responsible in November to federal conspiracy and tax evasion expenses in a cope with prosecutors.
The case facilities on profitable bulk gross sales of Pugh’s “Wholesome Holly” books to nonprofits and foundations to advertise her political profession and fund her run for mayor. The paperbacks had been meant for colleges and day care facilities, however it’s unclear the place tens of hundreds of copies ended up.
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