Baltimore mayor reportedly skips town amid FBI raid on her home and city hall

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The embattled mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, is reportedly nowhere to be found after raids by federal officials this week.

Catherine Pugh has taken a leave of absence that her staff blamed on a bout of pneumonia. It happened to occur during a scandal, however.

Reports show she took in hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales of her children’s health book to organizations affiliated with the city.

A spokesperson said he did not know where the mayor was following FBI and IRS raids at her home and city hall on Thursday. Other reports suggest she left Baltimore.

She has not resigned despite calls for her to do so from the city council.

The city’s acting mayor said he did not have advanced knowledge of the raids. Additional details were not immediately available.

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