BALTIMORE — The Latest on the fraud and tax evasion case against disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges but pleaded not guilty to wire fraud in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books.

Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the government and tax evasion. The pleas came a day after an 11-count indictment was unsealed.

The case involves sales of her "Healthy Holly" books to non-profits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. Pugh, a Democrat who was elected in 2016, resigned under pressure in May.

A federal grand jury indictment returned Nov. 14 also charged two Pugh associates, Gary Brown, Jr., and Roslyn Wedington, who have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax fraud.


12:45 p.m.

Facing fraud charges, disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has an arraignment scheduled before a district court judge instead of a magistrate judge, which typically means a defendant intends to plead guilty.

The arraignment comes as news outlets, citing anonymous sources, report Pugh has reached a plea agreement.

One of Pugh's attorneys, Steven Silverman, didn't immediately return an email and phone call seeking comment Thursday. A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Robert Hur's office declined to comment on Pugh's case.

The charges against Pugh stem from sales of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's books. The book sales netted her hundreds of thousands of dollars.