BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was granted a 60-day extension for the date that she must report to prison in Alabama.
Pugh, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion and fraud in the Healthy Holly children’s book scandal, asked for the delay so that she can “resolve” her state perjury charge as the coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of courts.READ MORE: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Fires Controversial Flutist Who Had Spread Conspiracy Theories
According to court records, she’s assigned to serve her sentence at a medium-security prison, Federal Correctional Institution, in Aliceville.
Pugh had asked for another delay because she’s been “adversely affected” by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her perjury court date was moved to May 14.READ MORE: No New Mask Mandate Despite Surge In COVID-19 Cases, Gov. Larry Hogan Says
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“To require the defendant to surrender to BOP custody in Alabama to only to then have to ben returned to Maryland for the final adjudication of her state law charges, serves no legitimate purpose,” the motion states.
The 70-year-old pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in November, including conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and two counts of tax evasion.MORE NEWS: Coast Guard Seeks Man Who Fell Off Sailboat Near Annapolis
She was sentenced on February 27 to three years in prison.