A former legislative aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books has been sentenced to federal prison.
Gary Brown Jr., 38, of Baltimore, apologized Friday for his actions and expressed regret for bringing shame to his family and friends.
U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow sentenced Brown to two years and three months.
“As a public servant, Gary Brown should have placed the interests of Baltimore City residents above his own,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur in a statement. “Instead, Brown conspired with the former mayor and others to line their own pockets and to avoid paying their taxes.”