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Black female mayor of Baltimore resigns amid scandal...."Baltimore deserves a mayor who can move our great city forward," former mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh After weeks of growing pleas for her to step down, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned,  her attorney said Thursday . "I am sorry for the harm that I have caused to the image of the city of Baltimore and the credibility of the office of the mayor," she said in a letter read by her lawyer Steve Silverman. "Baltimore deserves a mayor who can move our great city forward," the statement continued. Pugh, who has been suffering from health issues, did not appear at the news conference with her attorney. In recent weeks, federal agents raided her two homes, her City Hall office and other locations. She has been on an indefinite paid leave of absence from her job as Baltimore's top elected official since April 1, citing health reasons. CLICK HERE TO GO TO READ THE FULL STORY AT NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INC.COM and , Ohio's most read Black digital newspape