U of Maryland Medical System 'hindered' board investigation, auditors say

An Oct. 31 letter obtained by The Baltimore Sun reveals the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System failed to cooperate with a state investigation of its board, requiring auditors to ask for a three-month extension.

The investigation was mandated by state legislation after The Baltimore Sun reported in March of widespread conflicts of interest among board members. The newspaper found at least a third of the 30-member board had personally profited from business deals with the health system, including former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, according to the report.

Auditors say the health system "delayed and hindered" their work by failing to provide requested information in a timely manner and making employees unavailable, according to the report. State legislature extended the deadline for the final report to March 13.

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