Who is Marilyn Mosby? Ex Baltimore SA's ENTIRE legal team quits in mortgage fraud and perjury case
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The entire defense team of Marilyn Mosby, a Democratic politician who had served as the 25th State's Attorney of Baltimore, has moved a federal judge to withdraw from representing her in a case pertaining to making false mortgage applications and perjury. Mosby was indicted in 2022 and is accused of lying to make withdrawals from her city retirement account.
The top prosecutor requested two one-time withdrawals of $40,000 and $50,000 out of her city retirement account and used the money for down payments on two separate vacation homes in Florida, as per a report by New York Post. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges, which include two counts of making false statements on mortgage applications, seeking a total of more than $900,000 in loans to buy properties in Florida.
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Who is Marilyn Mosby?
Born Marilyn James in Massachusetts on January 22, 1980, Mosby reportedly attended Dover-Sherborn High School as part of the METCO desegregation program. She graduated magna cum laude from Tuskegee University with a BA degree and has a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. After earning her Juris Doctor in 2005, Mosby served as Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore until 2011. Marilyn married Nick Mosby, a Maryland State Delegate, in 2005, and share two daughters with him.
In 2013, she announced she would be running for the office of the State's Attorney for the city of Baltimore, and in 2014, defeated incumbent Gregg L Bernstein, by winning 55% of the votes in the Democratic primary. Following her victory, she had told Maryland Daily Record that one of her first priorities would be joining forces with the Baltimore Police Department “to effectively manage and target the violent repeat offender list.”
Facing no Republican opposition, she was elected as Baltimore State's Attorney in 2015. During her term in office, she oversaw the successful prosecutions of a number of locally highlighted offenders. A few months after taking up the office of the Baltimore State's Attorney, Mosby made headlines for the Freddie Gray case, where she charged six police officers with a variety of crimes including second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Gray, a 25-year-old African American, was arrested by the Baltimore Police for illegally possessing a knife on April 12, 2015. He died four days later, on April 19, after sustaining severe injuries while in police custody.
After serving two terms, Mosby was defeated by defense attorney Ivan Bates in the Democratic primary on July 19, 2022. During that time, Mosby and her husband were the subjects of an active federal investigation.
What are the indictments against Marilyn Mosby?
As per information provided by the United States Department of Justice, the four-count indictment against Mosby, on May 26, 2020 and December 29, 2020, accused her of submitting “Coronavirus-Related Distribution Requests” for one-time withdrawals of $40,000 and $50,000, respectively, from City of Baltimore’s Deferred Compensation Plans.
"In each request, the indictment alleges that Mosby falsely certified that she met at least one of the qualifications for a distribution as defined under the CARES Act, specifically, that she experienced adverse financial consequences from the Coronavirus as a result of being quarantined, furloughed, or laid off; having reduced work hours; being unable to work due to lack of childcare; or the closing or reduction of hours of a business she owned or operated," the US Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, had informed in a release.