Baltimore, MD – Federal prosecutors are investigating notoriously anti-cop Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, who is president of the Baltimore City Council.
A grand jury subpoena obtained by The Baltimore Sun requested the couple’s business records and Marilyn Mosby’s campaign records.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) want all of the financial records including their tax returns, bank statements, credit card statements, loan documents, and canceled checks, The Washington Post reported.
They also issued a subpoena to Marilyn Mosby’s campaign treasurer and requested records going back to 2014.
Additionally, federal investigators want to see records related to the two private travel and consulting businesses owned by the couple that Marilyn Mosby has said exists in name only, The Washington Post reported.
Federal grand jury subpoenas have been issued to two Baltimore-area churches in connection with contributions Nick Mosby may have made.
Two sources told The Washington Post that federal agents visited Nick Mosby’s City Hall office last week.
A. Scott Bolden, an attorney for the Mosbys, issued a statement that said the investigation was “a political witch hunt in its purest form.”
“My clients are progressive change agents, making them unfair targets of unnecessary scrutiny by federal investigators. Nevertheless, I can assure you and the people of Baltimore, they have done nothing illegal, inappropriate or unlawful,” Bolden said in the statement, according to The Washington Post.
But the Mosbys have been under investigation for multiple things over the last 12 months.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a $45,000 lien against property owned by Nick and Marilyn Mosby in October of 2020 for three years of unpaid federal income taxes.
Records showed that the IRS placed a $45,000 lien against property owned by Nick and Marilyn Mosby, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Court records don’t show the lien has been paid, The Washington Post reported.
However, Nick Mosby said in December of 2020 that he had paid it off.
Marilyn Mosby has been on the hot seat with the Baltimore inspector general over her travel and days spent out of the office, The Washington Post reported.
Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming investigated the allegations and determined that the state’s attorney had spent at least 144 days away from her office in 2018 and 2019, which means she missed about one day a week for two years.
Marilyn Mosby’s has disputed the inspector general’s report, The Washington Post reported.
Cumming also said Marilyn Mosby should have gotten approval for more than a dozen trips including to Kenya, Portugal, and Scotland that were paid for by non-profit groups.
She was also criticized for using $3,250 in campaign funds to pay for her private attorney, The Washington Post reported.
An attorney for Marilyn Mosby said the money has been refunded to the campaign.
Most recently, critics of Marilyn and Nick Mosby were outraged when it was revealed that the couple had purchased a new home on Longboat Key in Florida just days before her campaign announced it was working on setting up a legal defense fund to offset her expenses, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Four days after the couple bought the $476,000 condo in February of 2020, the campaign issued a statement that said it was going to “establish an appropriate mechanism to set up a legal defense fund for the tens of thousands of dollars in additional costs” that were a result of the investigations.
Maryland law prohibits using campaign money for personal legal expenses.
In September of 2020, Marilyn and Nick Mosby bought a second “second home” in Florida, The Baltimore Sun reported.
The latest purchase was a 4,000 square foot, $545,000 home near Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida.
The Baltimore Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said the Baltimore inspector general’s investigation of Marilyn Mosby showed “what appears to be disparate and biased treatment of African American leaders,” The Washington Post reported.
Cumming is the first woman and the first Hispanic to serve as city’s inspector general.