Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore’s high prosecutor, pleads not responsible to perjury fees

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Baltimore Metropolis State’s Legal professional Marilyn Mosby pleaded not responsible Friday to fees she falsely claimed a coronavirus-related monetary hardship to withdraw 1000’s of {dollars} from her metropolis retirement fund in relation to trip residence purchases in Florida. 

Earlier final month a grand jury indicted her on two counts of perjury and making false statements on a mortgage software to buy the holiday houses. She additionally allegedly didn’t disclose previous unpaid federal taxes on the mortgage functions. She pleaded not responsible to all 4 counts, Daily Post 45 of Baltimore reported. 

Mosby, 42, has refused to resign and has claimed the fees are politically motivated.

“This is a politically charged case,” her protection legal professional A. Scott Bolden stated, including that Mosby desires her trial to start out inside two months. “My client is in the middle of a re-election campaign. The government has decided to bring an indictment against her four or five months out.”

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BALTIMORE PROSECUTOR MARILYN MOSBY HINTS INDICTMENT AGAINST HER IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

Mosby allegedly claimed she had suffered financially due to the coronavirus on an software with a purpose to take $90,000 from her retirement account and in the end withdrew $81,000, based on FOX 45. In 2020, Mosby’s wage was about $247,000 and was by no means diminished due to the pandemic, based on the indictment. 

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby addresses the media outside her office on a day after her indictment on federal perjury charges on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. 

Baltimore State’s Legal professional Marilyn Mosby addresses the media exterior her workplace on a day after her indictment on federal perjury fees on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. 
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U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide J. Mark Coulson, who presided over Friday’s listening to, informed Bolden he should take up his request for a trial date with U.S. District Decide Lydia Kay Griggsby. A convention name between Griggby and the attorneys is scheduled for Feb. 23.

Mosby was elected because the state’s legal professional in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. 

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is interviewed by NBC News while walking through the city's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, Aug. 24, 2016.  

Baltimore State’s Legal professional Marilyn Mosby is interviewed by NBC Information whereas strolling by means of town’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, Aug. 24, 2016.  
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She first got here to nationwide prominence in 2015 as a prosecutor on the Freddie Grey case, a Black man who died in police custody. Mosby introduced fees in opposition to six cops however all six have been in the end acquitted or had fees in opposition to them dropped.

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Mosby maintains her innocence. “I wanted the people of Baltimore to hear it from me: I’ve done nothing wrong. I did not defraud anyone to take money from my retirement savings,” she stated in January. 

Mosby’s husband is Nick Mosby, president of the Baltimore Metropolis Council.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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