Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of perjury and filing false mortgage applications.
The top prosecutor, who is accused of falsely claiming financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, faces two counts of perjury, two counts of making a false statement, and two counts of making false mortgage applications related to the purchases of two vacation homes in Florida, the Department of Justice said. More
Baltimore’s top prosecutor was charged Thursday with perjury related to a COVID financial hardship withdrawal from her retirement savings and making false statements during the purchase of two homes in Florida. The indictment alleges Mosby withdrew money from her city retirement account in May 2020, stating that she had experienced a financial setback due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, her salary increased. Mosby makes about $248,000 a year.
The indictment also states that Mosby put the money she received toward a down payment on a rental property in Florida. It’s during that process that prosecutors allege she lied about having a federal tax lien and falsely said the property was a second home instead of a rental — thereby lowering the interest rate. More