BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby will appear in court on Friday to face charges stemming from a federal indictment.
Mosby, 41, named in January 13 indictment charged her with two counts of perjury and two counts of perjury on a mortgage application, which involved the purchase of two vacation homes in Florida.
Federal prosecutors allege that Mosby lied about enduring COVID-19-related financial hardships to withdraw money without penalty from her retirement account and that she falsified information in loan application.
Mosby maintained his chastity and swore to vindicate her.
“I want the people of Baltimore to hear that from me: I did nothing wrong,” she said the day after the indictment. “I’m not tricking anyone into taking my money out of my retirement savings, and I’m not lying on any mortgage applications.”
Attorney A. Scott Bolden, who represents Mosby, has said that he and his client will fight the charges, he described it as “bogus” and “politically motivated.”
Bolden said Mosby received financial advice that she was allowed to withdraw money from her retirement account, and he said she knew nothing about her right to withhold federal taxes, both of which are at the heart of the case.
“I’m telling you that not only is she innocent, but we have experts she’s consulted with and she’s eligible under the statute,” Bolden said previously.
Mosby’s defense is also seeking a speedy trial to avoid court proceedings that would affect her re-election plans.
If convicted, Mosby faces five years in federal prison for each count of perjury and up to 30 years in federal prison for two counts of making false mortgage applications.
The first hearing is scheduled for Friday, February 4 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge James Mazzone of the United States Magistrates Court.
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