Baltimore, MD, February 13, 2020 – Following today’s revelation that 2 Chic Boutique filed a false tax return, Councilman Bill Henry, a candidate for Baltimore City Comptroller in the 2020 primary election, issued the following statement:
“Today, the Baltimore Sun reported on a sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors, which revealed that 2 Chic Boutique, formerly owned by then Mayor Pugh and Comptroller Pratt, filed a false tax return in 2016 related to a $20,000 Healthy Holly payment.
This false tax return reduced the tax liability of each partner. This revelation raises serious concerns about Comptroller Pratt’s knowledge of 2 Chic Boutique’s accounting and tax filings.
I am calling on Comptroller Pratt to provide a complete response to her constituents who need to know what she knew about the $20,000 payment and false tax filing, and when she knew it. I am also calling on Comptroller Pratt to seriously consider whether or not she can continue to serve as our City’s financial watchdog.”
About Councilman Bill Henry
Bill Henry is a three-term City Councilman serving the City’s 4th District, who is running to be Baltimore City Comptroller, the City’s fiscal and policy watchdog. His career in public service began long before his first elected office, with leadership roles at the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation and as board president of the Citizens Planning and Housing Administration (CPHA), and the Greater Homewood Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore). He has worked in the offices of Mayor Schmoke, Congressman Ben Cardin, and City Council President’s Mary Pat Clarke and Lawrence Bell.
Bill is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in urban studies and public policy, and Loyola University Maryland, where he earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance.
Bill Henry, Candidate for Baltimore City Comptroller, Announces Dozens of Endorsements; Opens Campaign Office
Labor, Public Officials, Community Leaders Join Call for Good Government
BALTIMORE, Feb. 8, 2020 – Today, Baltimore City Councilman and challenger for Baltimore City Comptroller Bill Henry announced endorsements of seven local labor organizations, five fellow elected officials, and a score of community leaders.
The campaign also today marked the opening of a headquarters office at 2801 Sisson Street in Remington. Dozens of campaign volunteers gathered for breakfast and to hear from the candidate and several prominent supporters before fanning out to continue a citywide canvas effort that the campaign says has knocked on nearly 40,000 doors.
“It’s past time to shine a bright light on how this City is run,” said Henry. “And it’s time to bring communities and community leaders—like the passionate and dedicated folks who have endorsed my candidacy—back into the process through access to information they need to help hold City government accountable,” he said. “I’m honored to count them on my team.”
Leaders and Labor Organizations Who Have Endorsed Bill Henry for Baltimore City Comptroller
Bricklayers Local 1
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council 51
Baltimore Washington Laborers’ District Council, LIUNA
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199
Unite Here Local 7
Baltimore City Council
Councilman Zeke Cohen, District 1
Councilman Ryan Dorsey, District 3
Councilman Kris Burnett, District 8
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, District 14
Maryland General Assembly
Delegate Stephanie Smith, District 45
Delegate Robbyn Lewis, District 46
Delegate Brooke Lierman, District 46
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Denise Blackwell (Winston Govans)
Donna Blackwell (Winston Govans)
Shane Bryan (Ednor Gardens)
Maureen Daly (Charles Village)
Barb Dent (Lake Walker)
Wynn Engle-Pratt (Remington)
Cheryl Frazier-Trusty (Idlewood)
Phyllis Gillmore (Woodburne-McCabe)
Timothy Goldsby (Mid-Govans)
Nia Govan (Wilson Park)
Joe Koehler (Canton)
Sandi McFadden (Mid-Govans)
Sonja Merchant-Jones (Better Waverly)
Louis Perkins (Radnor-Winston)
Jim Pickett (Lake Walker)
Sean Stinnet (West Arlington)
Dave Werkmeister (Patterson Park)
Rev. CD Witherspoon (Sandtown-Winchester)
Contact: Ben Groff, Campaign Manager, 410-870-9815
About Bill Henry
Bill Henry announced his candidacy for Baltimore City Comptroller on June 1, 2019, when he was joined at a rally by other Council members, state lawmakers, and supporters. Henry is a three-term Councilman serving the City’s 4th District for the past 12 years. His career in public service began long before his first elected office, with leadership roles at the Patterson Park Community Development Corporation and as board president of the Citizens Planning and Housing Administration (CPHA), and the Greater Homewood Corporation (now Strong City Baltimore). He has worked in the offices of Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Congressman Ben Cardin, and City Council Presidents Mary Pat Clarke and Lawrence Bell.
Bill is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in urban studies and public policy, and Loyola University Maryland, where he
earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance.