Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who was sentenced on fraud and tax evasion charges, was released from federal prison.

11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller has learned that Pugh has been released from the Alabama prison where she had been serving a 36-month sentence, according to on line record of Bureau of Prisons, about 12 months earlier than previous release date

Pugh, was sentenced to three years in federal prison and three years of probation for using fraudulent book sales to funnel illegal donations to her campaign and evade taxes in 2020.