Marilyn Mosby, a State’s Attorney backed by George Soros, was found guilty of two counts of perjury in federal court on Thursday. In January 2022, Mosby had been indicted for filing a false mortgage application and perjury.
Prior to this verdict, she had been involved in multiple controversial cases, including the Freddie Gray case where she charged two officers with incorrect names, birth dates and addresses; all charges were eventually dropped. Not taking the stand during her trial, Mosby received her conviction on Thursday.
“I’m blessed. I’m blessed. I have nothing else to say,” Mosby said as she exited the courthouse with her attorneys.
BREAKING????: Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been found GUILTY on two federal counts of perjury. pic.twitter.com/WaLH1Qxucy
— Officer Lew (@officer_Lew) November 9, 2023
Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelensky, in his closing remarks on Wednesday, asserted that Mosby had taken advantage of relief funds allocated to combat the effects of COVID-19.
Government tells jurors the money was the property of Baltimore’s retirement system.
Prosecutor notes some employees in her office did suffer and were furloughed, but Mosby was not.
He references recordings played in court where she was urgently trying to get money. @wjz
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 8, 2023
After the verdict, Assistant US Attorney Erek Barron stated, “We have great respect for the jury’s decision and remain steadfastly devoted to our mission of upholding the law, keeping our nation secure, defending the civil liberties of all citizens, and protecting public resources.”
NEW: U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron said, “We respect the jury’s verdict and remain steadfastly committed to our mission to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, protect the civil rights of all Americans, and safeguard public property.” @wjz
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) November 9, 2023
Excerpt from CBS News:
Baltimore’s former top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has been found guilty of two counts of perjury, after a day of deliberations.
Mosby decided not to take the stand in her own defense in the trial, fearing prosecutors would ask damaging questions about her tax records and her credibility.
The government alleges the former Baltimore City state’s attorney lied about suffering business losses because of COVID-19 to get penalty-free withdrawals from her retirement account.
She used the money to buy vacation homes in Florida.
Much of the government’s case focuses on financial records surrounding Mosby’s Mahogany Elite travel operation, which the state’s attorney herself acknowledged made no money and had no clients.
“We should not allow Ms. Mosby to lie under oath because of her position,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Zelinsky told jurors in his closing argument.
“When the world was suffering the effects of COVID, Ms. Mosby took advantage of the situation,” he said.