Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, a friend of Vice President Kamala Harris who made headlines with her support of Black Lives Matter protests that were crushing her city, has been indicted on federal charges by a grand jury.
She was indicted on Thursday on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications related to the purchase of her vacation home in Florida, Fox News reported.
According to court documents, Mosby allegedly lied when citing coronavirus hardship as a reason to make withdraws from her city retirement account. Mosby allegedly certified that she met at least one qualification for distribution under the CARES Act and “affirm[ed] under penalties for perjury the statements and acknowledgments made in this request.”
She allegedly requested two one-time withdrawals of $40,000 and $50,000 out of her city retirement account, resulting in deposits of $36,000 and $45,000 into her bank account. The court documents allege that Mosby used the money for down-payments on two separate vacation homes in Florida.
The indictment states that Mosby did not experience any adverse financial consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, and received her full salary of $247,955.58 from Jan. 1, 2020 all the way through Dec. 29, 2020.
On two occasions, according to court documents, Mosby also lied on two mortgage applications, allegedly failing to disclose that she had unpaid federal taxes from a number of years and the IRS had placed a $45,022 lien against all property that Mosby and her husband owned.
She has also been accused of lying on her mortgage application by saying it was a second home but before she claimed the “second home rider,” she entered an agreement with a management company to allow them to rent the property.
If she is convicted she could up to five years in prison for the two counts of perjury and as many as 30 years in prison for each of the charges related to making a false mortgage application which could see her facing 70 years in prison.
“Marilyn Mosby is innocent, has been innocent, and we look forward to defending her in the court of law, and presenting evidence of her innocence to a jury of her peers. We will fight these charges vigorously, and I remain confident that once all the evidence is presented, that she will prevail against these bogus charges—charges that are rooted in personal, political and racial animus five months from her election,” her attorney, A. Scott Bolden, said.
The race card. Never commit a crime and then call everyone else’s character into question without it.
Mosby and Harris have a close relationship. In 2020 Mosby called Harris an “inspiration” to her.
“She’s a bold, brilliant, beautiful Black woman, an HBCU graduate. … She’s the first woman in this position; the first woman of color in this position. When we talk about the glass ceiling has been shattered, she shatters them,” she said of Harris.
“On a personal note, she has inspired Black women like me to run for office,” she said. “There would be no Marilyn Mosby without Kamala Harris. When I won state’s attorney, Kamala was my inspiration.”
And Harris showed her love for Mosby when she campaigned in 2017.
2018: Sen Kamala Harris said Marilyn Mosby “cannot fail and I know she will not fail.”
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) January 14, 2022
“When we march and we shout about what we need to do to reform the criminal justice system, we better understand that we gotta march and shout with our paychecks,” Harris said during a fundraiser in 2017.
“And all of the work that we can do to actually make sure that somebody like Marilyn Mosby gets reelected into that office, to not only get convictions, but have convictions,” Sen. Harris said.
“She cannot fail and I know she will not fail,” she said.
Harris was correct about one thing. She may have convictions very soon.