Baltimore, MD – Federal prosecutors filed a superseding indictment against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Thursday that revealed more details about lies the state prosecutor told in order to buy properties in Florida.
Federal prosecutors said that Mosby submitted a false gift letter with her mortgage application for a $428,400 condominium on Long Boat Key, WTOP reported.
The indictment said that Mosby needed $35,699.15 in cash to close on the mortgage, but only had $31,043.24 in liquid assets on hand.
Prosecutors said Mosby submitted a letter with her mortgage application that said her husband, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, had gifted her $5,000 that would be transferred into her account from his Municipal Employees Credit Union account at closing, WTOP reported.
But investigators determined that Nick Mosby’s account didn’t have $5,000 in it at the time the application was submitted and Mosby transferred the money into her husband’s account from another account prior to closing.
The indictment said the timeline was critical because the “false gift letter” made it possible for Mosby “to lock in a lower interest rate than she would have received if she waited until her next paycheck was deposited into her checking account,” according to WTOP.
Prosecutors also revealed that Mosby lied on a letter related to the mortgage application and told lenders that she and her family had spent the pandemic living in a vacation home in Kissimmee, Florida.
In the letter, Mosby falsely claimed her family had been living in Florida for the past 70 days, WTOP reported.
The original indictment said Mosby also represented the Kissimmee property as a second home even though she planned to rent it out.
A. Scott Bolden, an attorney for Mosby, issued a statement late on March 10 that called the superseding indictment a political prosecution, WTOP reported.
“This superseding indictment, with no additional charges, again proves the obsession, the political and personal ill will and animus of this particular prosecutor, who has not only donated to Marilyn Mosby’s political opponents, but has violated DOJ ethical standards to publicly shame my client three months from her election,” the statement read.
“The government is literally [scraping] ‘the bottom of the barrel’ when federal dollars are being spent to investigate money transferred between a husband and wife,” Bolden claimed. “It is shameful conduct and DOJ should be reigning in this vindictive prosecutor, prior to any indictment, and now, while we are awaiting trial.”
Mosby was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of perjury and making false mortgage applications on Jan. 13.
The indictment alleged that Mosby lied about experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic on an application to withdraw $40,000 from her Baltimore City retirement account, The Washington Post reported.
The Baltimore state’s attorney filed the application under a Cares Act clause that enabled people impacted by the pandemic to access retirement money to fill the gap.
The indictment said that Mosby claimed two times, under penalty of perjury, that she had experienced “adverse financial consequences” related to work hardships, according to The Washington Post.
Federal prosecutors said that wasn’t true.
The indictment said Mosby got the retirement money under the Cares Act and used it to help buy two pieces of property in Florida, The Washington Post reported.
And then she lied on both of those mortgage applications, according to prosecutors.
The indictment said that Mosby failed to reveal she had unpaid federal taxes, as was required by law, when she applied for the mortgages, The Washington Post reported.
Prosecutors said she also failed to disclose that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had placed a $45,000 lien against all properties owned by Marilyn and Nick Mosby in March of 2020.
Federal prosecutors began investigating the notorious anti-cop state’s attorney and her husband after the Baltimore inspector general released a report in February of 2021 that brought into question the state’s attorney’s travel, personal businesses, and gifts, The Washington Post reported.