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Baltimore ex-mayor sentenced to three years in prison in children's book fraud scheme

Feb 27 2020

BALTIMORE Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced on Thursday to three years in federal prison for fraud and tax evasion schemes involving bogus sales of her children's book series. | Video

Former Baltimore mayor pleads guilty to charges related to book sales

Nov 21 2019

BALTIMORE Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty on Thursday to tax evasion and other federal charges related to sales of a self-published children's book as part of an illegal scheme to fund her election campaign.

Former Baltimore mayor charged with wire fraud over 'Healthy Holly' book sales

Nov 20 2019

BALTIMORE Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was charged on Wednesday with wire fraud and tax evasion relating to sales of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's book to charities where she worked, federal prosecutors said. | Video

Obama on Rep. Cummings: 'Nothing weak about looking out for others'

Oct 25 2019

BALTIMORE Democratic leaders past and present remembered the late Elijah Cummings on Friday in eulogies that drew an implicit contrast between the civil rights activist and President Donald Trump, in whose impeachment inquiry the lawmaker played a leading role. | Video

Trump presses race as 2020 tactic, draws rebuke from Republican governor

Jul 29 2019

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump, again stoking racial divisions, on Monday renewed his attacks on a black U.S. congressman from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, drawing a rebuke from Maryland's Republican governor and the black former Republican Party national chairman. | Video

'Serial' alibi witness posed 'terrible risk' to defense, Maryland says

Nov 29 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md./NEW YORK Maryland on Thursday asked the state's top court to reinstate the murder conviction of a man whose guilt was cast into doubt by the "Serial" podcast, saying his lawyer would have run "a terrible risk" by interviewing a witness who provided an alibi that conflicted with what the man had told investigators.

Baltimore residents call on judge to approve police reforms decree

Apr 06 2017

BALTIMORE Dozens of Baltimore residents said on Thursday the city's police department needs the reforms negotiated under a proposed consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice because they fear more incidents like the 2015 death of a black man while in police custody.

U.S. in deal to reform Baltimore police after Freddie Gray death

Jan 12 2017

BALTIMORE The city of Baltimore will enact a series of police reforms including changes in how officers use force and transport prisoners under an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department filed in federal court on Thursday.

Baltimore police lieutenant acquitted in Freddie Gray case

Jul 18 2016

BALTIMORE Baltimore prosecutors on Monday failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction against a city police officer for the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, as a lieutenant was cleared of all charges. | Video

Baltimore police lieutenant acquitted in Freddie Gray death

Jul 18 2016

BALTIMORE A Maryland judge on Monday acquitted Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for the April 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray.

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