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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. The US Attorney for the District of Maryland, who is suing Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney, for perjury and filing false mortgage applications to buy two vacation homes, provided a breakdown of Mosby’s finances and rebuffed her attempt to have the word “hardship” removed from court proceedings.
Mosby entered a not guilty plea to the four-count indictment earlier this year. It claims that Mosby withdrew $90,000 from her city retirement account by citing “adverse financial consequences” related to the COVID-19 pandemic, then used the money to put down payments on two vacation homes in Florida.
Although Mosby claimed there would be negative effects if she took money out of her retirement account, in 2020 her state’s attorney pay rose from $141,450 to $151,268. According to court documents, she also received over $10,000 in further “miscellaneous” pay in 2020.
Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore, speaks to the media in front of her office one day after being charged with federal perjury. (AP, File) Jerry Jackson of The Baltimore Sun
Prosecutors claim that Mosby “exploited” CARES Act provisions while receiving her full pay to take early withdrawals from her retirement accounts, including $40,000 in May 2020 and an additional $50,000 in December 2020.
In a filing on Friday, prosecutors stated that “Mosby’s” deception “simply allowed her to leverage $90,000 in monies she shouldn’t have had access to in order to buy two vacation houses.”
Mosby allegedly failed to state on the two mortgage applications that she owed “substantial amounts of federal taxes,” according to the authorities. According to the documents, the IRS levied a $45,022 tax lien against her in March 2020.
Participating in a panel discussion is
Marilyn Mosby. (BET) Jerod Harris/Getty Images
Meanwhile, Mosby’s attorneys reaffirmed their earlier allegations that the federal prosecutors are biased against him.
Members of the prosecution team have a history of bias against her, as noted in States Attorney Mosby’s first motion to dismiss the indictment, and there is a good chance that the breadth and scope of the government’s past investigationsand the animus that fueled them will come through in its own presentation of evidence, according to her attorneys.
Mosby is also requesting that the term “hardship” be removed from the case, but prosecutors argued last week in court documents that its use “is neither provocative nor prejudicial.”
On Wednesday, a request for comment was not met with any response from Mosby’s lawyers.
A representative of the US Attorney’s Office declined to comment and referred inquiries about the matter to court documents.
Ivan Bates, who was a defense lawyer before working as a prosecutor in Baltimore from 1996 to 2002, defeated Mosby in her race for reelection last month.
Fox News Digital correspondent Paul Best works there. Send story suggestions to and on Twitter at @KincaidBest.