BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The last few months have spun Baltimore in a whirlwind of controversy and chaos at City Hall. How did we get here?
The story began in 2001, when Baltimore City Councilwoman Catherine Pugh joined the University of Maryland Medical System Board.
The mayor said in 2010 as state senator, she began publishing her first “Healthy Holly” book after she attended a childhood obesity conference.
Between January 2011 and 2018, the UMMS entered into multiple handshake agreements with Pugh to buy 100,000 books for $500,000.
She admitted there was no contract.
It started when she was a state senator on the Senate Finance Committee and stretched into her time as mayor of Baltimore.