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Four months after she was sentenced, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to report to prison Friday at an all-female facility in Alabama.

Pugh, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and tax evasion in a self-dealing scheme involving her “Healthy Holly” children’s books, was en route Thursday to Alabama, according to her attorney Andrew White.

The Democrat initially was scheduled to report in April, but won a delay that month as prison officials across the country tried to assess and contain the threat of the coronavirus.

Justice Department officials limited the movement of inmates to minimize the spread of the virus. Defendants such as the 70-year-old Pugh, who did not present a flight risk or a threat to public safety, were more likely to be granted extensions. Others, like former Democratic state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks of Baltimore, 73, have been released early from prison.

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