Gary L. Brown Jr., an aide to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, pleaded guilty May 31 to two counts of violating election law during last year’s mayoral campaign.

Gary L. Brown Jr. (Courtesy Photo)

Brown, a member of the mayor’s communications office, deposited a total of $18,000 into the bank accounts of his mother, brother and stepfather between January and April for the purposes of donating to Pugh’s campaign. Under state law, the most an individual can donate in an election cycle is $6,000. The source of the $18,000 remains unclear.

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt told the AFRO that the investigation is continuing into where the money came from.

Brown, 35, was placed on one year supervised probation before judgement by Circuit Judge Charles Peters.

Mayoral spokesman Anthony McCarthy said Brown’s employment status remains unchanged.