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.