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How the Pugh/UMMS scandal was rooted in privatization and lax ethics rules

In 2019, the public learned about Catherine Pugh's corrupt self-dealing as a University of Maryland Medical System board member, but her ties to the hospital chain go back years. And Pugh was far from the only person benefiting from their seat on the Board. Brew reporting and analysis showed how the seeds of the scandal were sown in Baltimore and Annapolis amid lax ethics rules and a lucrative decision to turn the once public hospital into a profit-driven chain "run more like a business."