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FBI Raids Baltimore Mayor’s Home And City Hall

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s home and Baltimore City Hall Thursday.

Several people, including one wearing an FBI windbreaker, were seen at city hall, the Carroll County Times reported Thursday.

Around 20 officials are at the scene, according to WBALTV 11.

Pugh announced April 1 she would be on an indefinite leave of absence due to pneumonia. Her statement came as she was embroiled in a scandal over her self-published “Healthy Holly” books. (RELATED: Baltimore Mayor On Leave Following Her Self-Published Kids’ Book Fiasco)

State Senator Catherine Pugh speaks near City Hall in Baltimore May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/File photo

State Senator Catherine Pugh speaks near City Hall in Baltimore May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/File photo

The 69-year-old mayor is under investigation by the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor after selling her books to University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for $500,000 while on the system’s board.

Baltimore City Council members called on Pugh to resign in an April 8 letter. Pugh’s office said she “fully intends” to return to her position, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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