MARILYN Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Charges include perjury related to Covid-19 financial hardship withdrawal and a false statement on a loan application.
Who is Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby?
Born in Massachusetts on January 22, 1980, Mosby was raised by her grandparents in Boston.
Per NBC Nuus, Mosby is a mother of two daughters and met her future husband while studying political science at Tuskegee University in Alabama, a historically black institution.
She was the first in her family to attend college, was raised by a single mother, and is from a law enforcement family.
Her desire to practice law was motivated by the murder of her 17-year-old cousin outside her house by another 17-year-old, according to NBC News.
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Her cousin was slain when his attacker mistook him for a drug dealer.
When did Marilyn Mosby become Baltimore State’s Attorney?
Mosby announced her intentions to run for State’s Attorney for the city of Baltimore in 2013.
In the Democratic primary, she faced incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein and won with 55% of the vote, and she faced no opposition in the general election.
Mosby was the youngest chief prosecutor in a major US city at the time of her election.
Op Januarie 8, 2015, Mosby was sworn into office.
Mosby announced a reorganization of her office shortly after her first tenure began, based on ideas from prosecutors’ offices in New York, Die Engele, and Atlanta.
Why was Marilyn Mosby indicted?
A federal grand jury indicted Mosby on federal counts of lying and filing fraudulent mortgage applications in connection with the acquisitions of two vacation properties in Florida on Thursday.
Mosby submitted “457(b) Coronavirus-Related Distribution Requests” for one-time withdrawals of $40,000 en $50,000 from the city of Baltimore’s Deferred Compensation Plans on May 26, 2020, and December 29, 2020, according to the four-count indictment.
The indictment alleges that Mosby falsely certified that she met at least one of the qualifications for distribution as defined under the CARES Act.
She claimed that she experienced adverse financial consequences as a result of “being quarantined, furloughed or laid off” of “having reduced work hours” of “being unable to work due to lack of child care” of “the closing or reduction of hours of a business I own or operate,” according to the indictment.
Mosby faces a possible federal prison sentence of five years for each of the two charges of perjury.
She can also face a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison for each of the two counts of creating fraudulent mortgage applications if convicted.