The Democrat earned thousands of dollars through sales of Healthy Holly books to city-linked public entities. Young, a Democrat and longtime City Council member, is now in Detroit for a conference about economic development and will return to Baltimore over the weekend.
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Pugh also received about $114,000 from health care provider Kaiser Permanente for some 20,000 books from 2015 to 2018, according to Kaiser.
Pugh, who has been suffering from health issues this month, was not present at the press conference with her attorney this morning.
The newspaper reported that Pugh had been paid at least $500,000 by the University of Maryland Medical System, where she sat on the board, for her self-published children's books about a character named "Healthy Holly".
Pugh's story shifted as she tried to account for first the deal to be disclosed, struck with the University of Maryland Medical System when she was a member of the hospital network's board.
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Pugh had been on an indefinite leave of absence since April 1. "And I'm going to run the city like the mayor", Young said from Detroit, where's he's attending a conference about economic development before his return to Baltimore over the weekend. "For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign". "I am sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore, and to the credibility of the office of the mayor".
She had pledged to return to her position, until the FBI and IRS raided her home and City Hall office on April 25, revealing that both federal and state officials were investigating her actions. "I am confident I have left the city in capable hands for the duration of the term to which I was elected".
Pugh's leave came as the book scandal was heading toward a full-blown crisis, one that she was unable to tamp down.
Hogan said state and federal investigations into the lucrative sales of Pugh's self-published children's books "will continue to uncover the facts". Pugh announced she had resigned from the board and had returned the latest $100,000 installment of the UMMS payment on the deal.
"Baltimore City has been hampered by one-party rule for far too long".
I wish you well in your new role as mayor of Baltimore City. "Anything less than that, in three years we'll be right back where we are now with another hiccup giving the city a black eye", he said. "Mayor Catherine Pugh made a decision I believe to be in the best interests of the citizens of Baltimore", said Middleton.