Perjury Charge Filed Against Former Mayor Catherine Pugh

The former mayor of Baltimore has been charged with perjury in relation to her financial disclosures.

By Elizabeth Janney, Patch Staff

— Catherine Pugh, the former Baltimore mayor and Maryland delegate, has been accused of perjury stemming from statements she signed about her finances, the Office of the State Prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Pugh served as a member of the Maryland Senate from 2007 to 2016. While a senator, she was on various committees, including the Senate Health Committee.

According to the criminal information statement released by the state prosecutor, the former mayor failed to disclose her finances related to Health Holly LLC, the company she founded in 2012 for a self-published book series about a character named Holly. READ IN FULL