Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pue announced on Monday that she was taking unlimited leave after being revealed she received $ 500,000 from Maryland University's medical system in critics she calls self-service books.
Phu's office said in a statement that the mayor, a Democrat, was "advised by his doctors that she should take the time to recover and focus on her health," and said she feels so , as if she were unable to fulfill her duties as a mayor.
Municipal Council Chairman Jack Young will take on Pue's daily responsibilities, according to the statement.
In a letter published earlier Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Republican, has called on the State Attorney to investigates Pee self-serving accusations. State controller Peter Franco, a Democrat, has urged the mayor to withdraw immediately.
Hogan and Francoot's calls came hours after healthcare firm Kaiser Permanente revealed to Baltimore Sun that between 201
Since 2011, Pue has received $ 500,000 to sell the books of the medical system at the University of Maryland (UMMS), according to Associated Press. The $ 4 billion hospital network, one of the largest private employers in the state, paid Pew 100,000 copies of its books between 2011 and 2018
Pue, who had been on board the system since 2001. , Mayor of Baltimore in 2016. Next year, the Baltimore board, which is under the control of the mayor, has awarded a $ 48 million contract to the Keizer Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. Kaiser had the contract before. The use of political life
The spokesman for Kaiser Permanente, Scott Luk, told AP that his company "bought the books from" Strong Holly, LLC, the Puey company she said was designed to promote a healthy lifestyle for young people and their families
Furthermore, the Sun reported that CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, another urban healthcare provider, has bought Effective Pug About 20 pages illustrated books for $ 14,500 in 2011 and 2014. In Ca reFirst said it has contributed to the Associated Black Charities, a nonprofit organization that runs the Children's and Youth Fund in the City, to finance the purchase and distribution of books [19659003 Click here to get FOX NEW APP
Pugh Company identified as her printer's books said it produced only 60,000 copies and had no more orders than Pugh. She had acknowledged the sales of her book on UMMS and said they were meant to be distributed in urban schools and day bars.
Pugh, at a press conference last week, described the book about the university health system as unfortunate, "and apologized for" any lack of trust or disappointment "that citizens and colleagues may have felt.  ] Bry Smithson and Associated Press contributed to this report