Do you remember Catherine Pugh? She is a Democrat and was the mayor of Baltimore until she was busted for corruption.
She was caught forcing people who did business with the city to buy her line of children’s books and made a lot of money doing it.
Now she’s in jail and this week it was reported that she’s hoping for a pardon from Trump.
Hot Air reports:
Corrupt Former Baltimore Mayor Would Like A Pardon From Trump
We’re expecting a flurry of pardons and commutations from Donald Trump before he moves out of the White House tomorrow morning. It’s no surprise that many people have been calling on Trump’s team to lobby for this sort of relief on behalf of their friends and associates.
The list includes a number of famous (or infamous) people, as well as many inside of the President’s circle of friends and political associates.
Two names in particular, however, really caught my attention this week. One is the former Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh. Regular readers will recall the endless coverage we provided here of her scandal-plagued administration and subsequent conviction on charges of official corruption and tax evasion. Now she’s hoping that Donald Trump will wipe away her sins with the stroke of his pen.
Here’s more from the Baltimore Sun:
Convicted former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is among those seeking clemency from President Donald Trump as he reportedly prepares to issue 100 pardons and sentence commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday.
Pugh, 70, is seeking to have her three-year sentence commuted, according to a database of clemency appeals on the U.S. Department of Justice website. Her case’s status is listed as “pending.”
Pugh is a Democrat who held elected positions at the city and state level for two decades.
Two convicted former Baltimore officials seek clemency from outgoing President Donald Trump: former mayor Catherine Pugh and former police commissioner Ed Norris. https://t.co/Si36ew9IEf
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) January 19, 2021
Will Trump do it? Maybe he should, just to show he is a bigger person than the Democrats.