Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby is facing multiple felony charges this morning. Prosecutors say the pugnacious Democrat falsely claimed to have suffered financial hardship during the pandemic. To cope with only making $250,000 per year, Mosby lied on federal loan applications to receive COVID relief. As a result, Mosby received $36,000, which she used to purchase vacation properties in Florida. (ABC News)
The indictment accuses Mosby of making false statements on applications for a mortgages of nearly $500,000 for the Kissimmee, Florida, home and a nearly $430,000 mortgage for a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida.
If convicted of the charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland said Mosby faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each of the two counts of perjury and a maximum of 30 years for each of the two counts of making false mortgage applications, though actual sentences for such crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.
Mosby has not entered a plea to any of the charges and has not had her initial appearance scheduled as of Thursday evening.
A spokesperson for Mosby did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday evening.
For years, Mosby has been a lightning rod for controversy. She became a household name in 2015 after charging six Baltimore cops who had crossed paths with Freddie Gray prior to his death in police custody.
Sources within the Baltimore Police Department told CNN that the department’s investigation found that Mosby had overcharged the officers.
Mosby defended her actions at the time and condemned the leaks to the press.
None of the officers were convicted.
In the years since, violent crime spiked in Baltimore.