Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced To 3 Years In Children's Book Scam

Fraud involving the former mayor's "Healthy Holly" books generated more than $850,000, prosecutors said. Continue reading at 'HuffPost'

[ HuffPost | 2020-02-27 19:47:47 UTC ]
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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is going to prison for a children’s book scandal.

Early last year, the city of Baltimore faced an odd political scandal involving then-Mayor Catherine Pugh and her self-published children’s book series about a health-conscious young girl named Healthy Holly. The Baltimore Sun broke the news that while Pugh was a board member of the University... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-27 20:09:58 UTC ]
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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh fulfilled final 'Healthy Holly' deal, attorney says — but unclear where the books went

An attorney for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said she has now fulfilled her end of a 2017 deal in which the University of Maryland Medical System paid her $100,000 for 20,000 copies of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children’s books. Pugh “has 100 percent performed her... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-06-11 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Pugh's statement 'is not true': City Hall emails reveal how aides learned Baltimore mayor lied about book sales

When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh defended selling her “Healthy Holly” books to the University of Maryland Medical System, she made one specific claim that touched off concern at City Hall. Pugh told The Baltimore Sun on March 20 that she had not sold her books beyond those she provided to... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Acting UMMS chief: Baltimore Mayor Pugh approached medical system for book deal

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh solicited a lucrative no-bid arrangement to sell copies of her self-published children’s books to the University of Maryland Medical System in “direct conversations” with the hospital network’s CEO, a top system official testified Saturday in Annapolis. Acting CEO... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Maryland insurers under investigation over ties to Baltimore Mayor Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' books

The Maryland Insurance Administration said Friday it expanded its review of insurers involved in donating or selling books self-published by Mayor Catherine Pugh, whose company is now facing multiple investigations. The state regulatory agency said previously it would conduct a so-called targeted... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh to take leave of absence in midst of 'Healthy Holly' book controversy

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, facing a call by Gov. Larry Hogan for a criminal investigation into the book deal that paid her hundreds of thousands of dollars, announced Monday that she will take an indefinite leave of absence because of her health. The Democratic mayor’s office issued a... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Baltimore’s Mayor is Taking a Leave of Absence Over a Scandal Caused by Her Children’s Books

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh will leave office at midnight over a scandal caused by her self-published Healthy Holly books. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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City health insurer Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Pugh $114,000 for her 'Healthy Holly' books

Health provider Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh more than $100,000 to buy about 20,000 copies of her “Healthy Holly” children’s books during a period when the company was seeking a lucrative contract to provide health benefits to city employees. Kaiser confirmed Monday to... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh apologizes for 'Healthy Holly' deal but admits some books being delivered only now

Mayor Catherine Pugh apologized Thursday for upsetting the people of Baltimore over a book deal with the University of Maryland Medical System, as she for the first time produced evidence that 60,000 of her “Healthy Holly” children’s books have been printed and distributed. But she also said that... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Gov. Hogan: 'not confident' facts are known on Baltimore Mayor Pugh and UMMS book deal

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday more facts need to come out about the University of Maryland Medical System’s business deals with its board members, including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s role. “I’m not confident that we do know all the facts,” Hogan said at a State House news conference that... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh to hold news conference on Healthy Holly book deal 'as soon as possible'

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is planning to hold a news conference to address the controversy surrounding the $500,000 Healthy Holly book deal, once she is released from a hospital and healthy enough to appear in public, her spokesman said. Pugh was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia.... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Baltimore Mayor Pugh amends financial disclosure filings amid scrutiny over book sales to UMMS hospital system

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh did not fully disclose the $500,000 business relationship she started in 2011 with the University of Maryland Medical System during the time she was a state senator, a period during which she sat on the hospital network’s board of directors and oversaw issues... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Averiss and Beardshaw win Book of the Year at Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards

Corrinne Averiss and Rosalind Beardshaw have triumphed at this year’s Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards to win the Book of the Year Award for My Pet Star (Hachette Children’s Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 19:52:05 UTC ]
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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick's "Hagwitch" as Book of the Year. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 15:22:56 UTC ]
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Publishing for the future: how children’s books have changed in 20 years

Looking back and charting changes in a business as multi-faceted and all-encompassing as children’s books is a tricky business. Given that the peak titles from the past last a very long time while most titles fade away fairly fast and the least successful disappear surprisingly completely it is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-29 19:37:34 UTC ]
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Election Year Children’s Book Bonanza

November may seem far away, but political titles for young readers are already hitting shelves. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's book magazine Carousel ceases publication after 24 years

The children’s book magazine Carousel: The Guide to Children’s Books has ceased publication after 24 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 03:51:33 UTC ]
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2019 Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards Winners

The Children's Book Council of Australia chose the winners of the 2019 Book of the Year Awards. Get the list of winners and honorable mentions here. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-08-28 10:39:17 UTC ]
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