**FILE** Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks at a session on housing affordbility at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston on June 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
**FILE** Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks at a session on housing affordbility at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston on June 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is facing federal charges related to a scheme to enrich herself through sales of her self-published children’s book series, according to a grand jury indictment made public Wednesday.

Pugh, 69, who was expected to turn herself in to U.S. Marshals Thursday before her first court appearance, resigned in May, citing health issues.

While Pugh was a board member of the University of Maryland Medical System, the medical system spent $500,000 to fund the purchase of roughly 100,000 books from Pugh’s company, Healthy Holly LLC.

She was indicted Nov. 14 and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion.

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