The FBI and IRS agents raided two of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s homes and Baltimore City Hall over her children’s book scandal early Thursday morning.
Maryland’s GOP governor is calling on Baltimore’s mayor to resign as federal agents raided her homes and offices.
Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman, confirmed agents from the Baltimore FBI office and the Washington IRS office were executing search warrants at those locations Thursday morning, as well as at least three other addresses associated with the Democratic mayor. It was the first confirmation that federal authorities, as well as state officials, were investigating the mayor’s activities.
Pugh remained inside her home during the raids, a police source confirmed.
“Today, agents for the FBI and the IRS executed search warrants at the mayor’s homes and offices,” Hogan said. “Now, more than ever, Baltimore city needs strong and responsible leadership. Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead. For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign.”
Pugh’s attorney, Steven Silverman, issued a statement on the seizure of documents from his downtown office.
“We will continue to vigorously defend the mayor, who is entitled the presumption of innocence,” he said.