Democrat Marilyn Mosby, who is often referred to as the protegé of Vice President Kamala Harris, has been federally indicted on charges of perjury and making a false statement on a loan application.
She is accused of using this false information to obtain $40,000 followed by $50,000.
Then she allegedly used the funds to pay for two Florida rental homes. She did not actually face any financial hardship due to COVID-19, the indictment reads.
Vice President Kamala Harris has repeatedly praised and supported Mosby, who has been notoriously soft on punishing crime in the city of Baltimore.
Mosby is accused of refusing to prosecute violent criminals, which has been a “big part of the problem” with rising crime in Maryland.
Mosby even once said about herself that “there would be no Marilyn Mosby without Kamala Harris.”
“She has inspired Black women like me to run for office,” Mosby said, adding “when I won state’s attorney, Kamala was my inspiration.”
Harris does not face any wrongdoing in the charges against her fellow Democrat.
While working as the Baltimore City State Attorney, Mosby is “accused of lying about experiencing COVID-related hardship on an application where she asked to withdraw $40,000 from her Baltimore City retirement account.”
“She is also charged with making false statements to influence a mortgage company, in connection with a vacation home in Florida,” the local media outlet added.
“She allegedly failed to disclose that she owed ‘significant amounts of federal taxes’ on a mortgage application.”
Instead, Mosby is accused of using the funds to purchase two Florida rental homes.
The Washington Post reported, “The indictment alleges that Mosby requested permission in May and December of 2020 to withdraw $40,000, and then another $50,000, from her City of Baltimore employee retirement account, under a Cares Act clause that enabled people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access their money.”
“Mosby claimed both times, under penalty of perjury, that she had experienced ‘adverse financial consequences’ related to work hardships — which federal prosecutors allege was not true.”
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Mosby received the money, the indictment alleges, then used it to purchase two properties in Florida — a home in Kissimmee and a condo in Long Boat Key.
On those charges relating to mortgage applications, she allegedly neglected to note that she “had unpaid federal taxes or that in March 2020 the Internal Revenue Service had placed a $45,000 lien against all properties she and her husband owned, according to the indictment.”
Mosby was elected as State Attorney in 2014 and then re-elected in 2018. She has served as what could be characterized as a “rogue prosecutor” during much of her time in office.
“Last year, she announced she would stop prosecuting certain misdemeanor cases, including prostitution and drug possession,” The Washington Post reported. “She said it was part of a shift to keep jails from overcrowding during the pandemic.”
In response, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) has criticized Mosby, recently telling Fox News that she was a “big part of the problem” of rising crime in Maryland.
“We have a prosecutor in Baltimore City who refuses to prosecute violent criminals and that’s at the root of the problem,” he said.
Just this week, a Republican and pastor in Baltimore named Shannon Wright criticized Mosby for refusing to prosecute crimes like prostitution.