She’s in big, big trouble.
You may remember former Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby from the Freddy Gray incident. Her rhetoric caused a portion of the city to burn to the ground and led a failed crusade against police officers.
Baltimore’s former top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, could face up to five years in prison for perjury and up to 30 years in prison for making false mortgage applications. The charges against her are related to vacation home purchases in Florida, which she allegedly certified were for coronavirus hardship relief when in fact she did not face any adverse financial consequences from the pandemic.
A jury that deliberated for about eight hours found the former prosecutor guilty of making a false mortgage application. Mosby has also been found guilty of perjury in a separate federal trial.
“We humbly respect the court’s considered rulings, opposing counsels’ zealous advocacy, and the wisdom of both jury verdicts in this case and we remain focused on our mission to uphold the rule of law,” said U.S. Attorney Erik Barron.
Mosby’s setbacks started a little over a year ago when her attorney, A. Scott Bolden, withdrew from her case. Bolden said that he needs to focus on defending himself from the contempt of court charge after cursing while airing criticisms of the court and sharing confidential jury information. The other attorneys on the legal team have also asked for a public defender to be appointed.
“In order to do so, Mr. Bolden must, understandably, focus on his own interests, not the interests of his client, Ms. Mosby,” the filing states. “The representation of Mr. Bolden (and the entire Reed Smith team) will be—and indeed already has been—materially limited as a result of Mr. Bolden’s justified personal interest in the outcome of his own prospective contempt proceeding before the Court.”