Baltimore’s acting leader has ordered an audit of a nonprofit’s management of a $12 million city youth fund after it was tied to distribution of the embattled mayor’s children’s books.
The audit of Associated Black Charities’ work comes as first-term Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a scandal that threatens her political career. The state prosecutor is investigating Pugh for questionable sales of her self-published books.
She’s on a leave of absence as multiple investigations probe lucrative deals she negotiated to sell her books.
In a letter sent to the nonprofit, Acting Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young says an audit should ensure the city’s youth fund is “being well-managed and that there are no conflicts.”
A spokesman for the nonprofit says it will “cooperate fully with all official inquiries and investigations.”