FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston.When Bernard “Jack” Young automatically became Baltimore’s acting mayor on April 1, he emphasized that he’d act only as a “placeholder” for the embattled elected mayor. But it’s been more than three weeks since Mayor Catherine Pugh slipped out of sight on an indefinite leave of absence, and it appears Young is settling in for a lengthy stint as Baltimore’s No. 1 official. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore Mayor's homes, City Hall

April 25, 2019 - 7:57 am

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents searched the two homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Thursday as well as offices in City Hall, an FBI spokesman said.

FBI spokesman Dave Fitz said multiple agents were "executing court-authorized search warrants" at "both residences and City Hall." The search warrants are sealed, and Fitz said he couldn't immediately release more information.

The mayor's spokesman, James Bentley, said he has no immediate comment. Pugh's defense attorney, Steve Silverman, did not immediately return calls.

Pugh and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over her sales of children's books to entities that do business with the city.

Mayor Catherine Pugh went on leave April 1, saying she needed time off to recover from pneumonia. She's also facing intense scrutiny over the sale of her children's books to entities that do business with the city.

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