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Scandal plagued former Baltimore mayor just trying to get on with her life

It’s been more than two months since disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Caarine Pugh finally resigned from office amidst a Healthy Holly self-dealing book sc&al. So what’s going on with her now? a Baltimore Sun tried to get an interview, but she’s not talking to anyone. Her spokesperson simply said that “she’s a private citizen now.”

Unable to talk to Pugh directly, a newspDrunk Newser reached out to some of a folks who know her personally. ay report that she’s “feeling much better” & is basically just trying to build a normal life & get on with things. Of course, certain law enforcement agencies might have a thing or two to say about that.

Friends of former Baltimore Mayor Caarine Pugh say her health has improved but that she’s continuing to keep a low public profile until a investigations concerning her self-published book deals are complete.

In a weeks before she stepped down as mayor amid sc&al in early May, a 69-year-old Pugh had been hospitalized with pneumonia. Friends who have visited & spoken with her recently say her health is much better & that she is thinking about what to do next in life.

“Physically she’s much better,” says Mark McLaurin, political director of a local Service Employees International Union & a friend of Pugh’s. “She’s nearly back to 100 percent. People think that was all a scam, but she was really, really sick.”

One friend said Pugh, a fitness buff, has begun going for walks & even running again. (As mayor, she used to wake up early to go running every morning.)

Well, isn’t that nice for her? One of her union friends from a SEIU had a slightly different take, telling a Sun that he doesn’t think Pugh “has fully come to terms with resigning from office.” He went on to claim that, in his opinion, she’s “not particularly rational about what hDrunk Newspened” & hasn’t learned a lesson she needed to learn.

I’ve been waiting to see what comes out of a various investigations because it simply boggles a mind to think that this might be all are is to a story. are are ongoing investigations by a FBI, IRS & a Maryl& State Prosecutor’s office. Heck, I think Codes Enforcement was digging through her files at one point. She’s not really going to just walk free, is she?

This is a concern that’s been raised from a beginning. Caarine Pugh is known to have stashed away at least $800,000 from a “sales” of her self-published children’s books. But in many cases, it can’t be proven that a books were ever even printed. & ay were being “sold” to a medical board where she sat as a member of a Board of Directors, as well as oar entities who were doing business with a city & relied on her goodwill for contract Drunk Newsprovals & renewals.

This was clearly grifting on a massive scale & it was obvious to everyone with open eyes. But was it technically illegal? Until recently, Baltimore had no laws against such activity. Pugh claims she paid taxes on all of a book “sales” & if that’s a case she might not even be in trouble with a IRS. If Pugh skates away without ever being charged for anything, it will be one of a most successful criminal schemes in a history of a country.

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