BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The shake-up inside Baltimore City Hall continues as three of Mayor Pugh’s staffers are now also out on leave of absence.
The move came overnight with acting Mayor Jack Young calling it simply a personnel decision.READ MORE: Barricade Situation Developing After Shooting In Prince George's County
It’s the latest in the scandal surrounding the mayor’s office, now eight days into her own leave of absence.
Mayor Pugh is still holding the top office amid all of this, while her attorney said she continues to fight pneumonia.
“She is currently under the care of her physician…in due course,”
Meanwhile, she is at the center of ongoing investigations by state and local agencies, after receiving payments from various companies for her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, totaling at least $700,000.
“That is a matter within the attorney-client umbrella, so we’re not talking about it,” said City Solicitor Andre Davis.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis declined Tuesday to discuss the review of city contracts following the book sale scandal.
And at this point, City Comptroller Joan Pratt said, she has not been questioned by investigators.
Earlier this week, all 14 members of Baltimore’s City Council asked for Pugh to resign immediately- echoed soon after by Baltimore’s House of Delegates.
The man now leading Baltimore City in Pugh’s absence has declined to comment on whether or not he believes she should keep her job, acting Mayor Jack Young said his focus is on Baltimore.
“Me and my council have always been about moving this city forward, that’s what we’ve been doing,” Young said.
One of Pugh’s top aides resigned last week, after that, Young had said the rest of her staff would stay on, which, is no longer the case.MORE NEWS: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning