Former Baltimore Prosecutor Convicted of Perjury in Federal Court

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Marilyn Mosby, the former Maryland State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore, was found guilty by a Federal jury on perjury charges following a short trial. The jury reached its decision after approximately eight hours of deliberation.  Read the verdict form HERE:

Verdict Form – USA v. Marilyn Mosby

Mosby faces up to 5 years imprisonment on each count for a total of 10 years in prison.  She will be sentenced on an unspecified date in the future.

Mosby faced allegations of twice falsely certifying her eligibility under the CARES Act to make early withdrawals from her IRC 457(b) City of Baltimore deferred compensation plan. She claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic had inflicted “adverse financial consequences” on her due to the devastation it caused to a travel business she established in 2019.

Her defense argued that she genuinely believed she met the qualifications for this exception. However, the prosecution contended that Mosby, with a gross salary of $247,955, had not suffered any income loss. Instead, she sought these funds to purchase two vacation homes in Florida.

You can read the Superseding Indictment with the charges HERE:

Marilyn Mosby – Superseding Indictment

The first withdrawal request, amounting to $40,000, was made on May 26, 2020, followed by a second request for $50,000 on December 29, 2020.

In July 2020, Mosby publicly stated that her businesses, operating under the umbrella of Mahogany Elite Enterprises LLC, were not yet operational. Although she claimed tax deductions for business-related expenses linked to their startup in 2019 and 2020, these businesses had neither clients nor generated any revenue.

From the prosecution’s perspective, this suggested that the pandemic could not have significantly affected her travel business.

Regarding the operational status, Mosby initially omitted these companies from a Financial Disclosure Statement submitted to the Maryland State Ethics Commission on January 30, 2020. She later filed an amended disclosure on July 2, 2020.

Marilyn Mosby served as the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City from 2015 until early 2023, having been elected in 2014. She sought reelection for a third term but lost in the Democratic primary in July 2022 to Ivan Bates.

Apart from the perjury charges, she still faces two counts of making false statements on loan applications associated with the purchase of the Florida homes. Among other allegations, prosecutors claim she provided false information to lenders regarding substantial federal tax liabilities. These charges were separated from the perjury charges in September upon the request of Mosby’s legal counsel.

Mosby is represented by federal public defenders in Baltimore, along with pro bono counsel Lucius Outlaw III in Washington, D.C. 

The case is United States v. Marilyn J. Mosby, Docket # 22-cr-00007-LKG-1.  It is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland before Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby.


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