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Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh will be taking an "indefinite leave of absence," her office announced Monday, citing a battle with pneumonia. The announcement comes at the same time she's facing a scandal over a major purchase of children's books she authored by the University of Maryland Medical System.

Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh will be taking an "indefinite leave of absence," her office announced Monday, citing a battle with pneumonia. The announcement comes at the same time she's facing a scandal over a major purchase of children's books she authored by the University of Maryland Medical System.

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Baltimore Mayor Takes Leave Of Absence While Embroiled In Book Scandal

Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh will be taking an "indefinite leave of absence," her office announced Monday, citing a battle with pneumonia. The announcement comes at the same time she's facing a scandal over a major purchase of children's books she authored by the University of Maryland Medical System.