Seems like every week we learn about another corrupt Democrat breaking the law and getting away with it.
But that wasn’t true this week after federal authorities arrested a former top Democratic mayor for allegedly scamming children and their families.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is facing federal charges amid a self-concocted plot to enrich herself through sales of her self-published children’s book series.
The grand jury indictment made public Wednesday revealed the 69-year-old top Democrat has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and two counts of tax evasion.
The indictment comes months after the FBI raided her Baltimore offices and home.
Pugh has been charged with 11 federal crimes and is facing serious prison time.
Pugh, who resigned her post in May amid the book sale controversy, is expected to self-surrender to U.S. Marshals Thursday before her first court appearance before U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow.
As noted by Fox News, she scammed children by refusing to give them copies of books they bought and instead used their money to fund her personal lifestyle:
Prosecutors say Pugh used her “Healthy Holly” book series in order to fund her lifestyle in addition to her political campaign and political interests. She allegedly bought a house and paid down personal debt with the profits, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The book scheme allegedly involved Pugh failing to print thousands of copies or double-selling titles in the series, the Sun reported. Prosecutors also allege Pugh listed her 2016 income as $31,000 when it actually exceeded $322,000.
In April, Pugh announced she was taking an indefinite leave of absence after she had been “advised by her physicians that she needs to take time to recover and focus on her health.” She said she felt like she wasn’t able to fulfill her obligations as mayor because of her deteriorating health brought on by a recent case of pneumonia.
Ultimately, Pugh resigned amid state and federal investigations about her book series, and apologized “for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and to the credibility of the office of the mayor.”
Former Baltimore Mayor Democrat Catherine Pugh Indicted on Fraud & Corruption Charges. https://t.co/W6qexwdoSD
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 20, 2019
Below is a video report from local news outlet ABC7 WJLA, which shows FBI and IRS agents raiding Pugh’s Baltimore offices and home back in April amid book sale scandal.
Check it out:
It certainly takes a sick person to scam children and their families — but this behavior has become common from Democrats.
In recent months, there have been countless examples of Democrats breaking the law, getting arrested, and facing serious jail time.
Below are examples that have taken place in the past four months:
–Dennis Tyler, the Democratic mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested at his home on Monday morning by the FBI amid a massive corruption probe.
— A federal wiretap caught Illinois Democratic state Rep. Luis Arroyo bribing a legislative colleague. Arroyo faces up to 10 years in prison.
–Attorney General William Barr, the DOJ, and FBI coordinated with local police on a major case and hauled an entire Democratic Organization into court.
–Former Democratic Texas District Judge Rudy Delgado was arrested and charged after accepting a bribe from a federal informant.
–FBI agents raided Democratic Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval’s offices as part of an “ongoing criminal investigation” connected to a $45 billion illegal scheme.
–A top Democrat donor who gave serious money Barack Obama and the Clintons was arrested and charged with running a drug house.
–Fall River Democratic Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies.
–A Democrat superior court judge in Massachusetts was arrested for assault and battery after she “forcibly grabbed” her wife’s hair while she was holding a young child.
–A Democratic Indiana state representative and firefighter was arrested and charged after impersonating a police officer and trying to buy cocaine while driving under the influence.