You may remember Marilyn Mosby, the former State’s Attorney for Baltimore, from the fraudulent Freddie Gray case, a drug dealer who was injured and died in the back of a police van. This was before the George Floyd case normalized jury misconduct in police kangaroo trials and Mosby managed to lose every case.
The good news is that she finally got a conviction. Her own.
Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been convicted on two counts of perjury by a federal jury.
The federal jury reached the verdict Thursday, finding Mosby guilty of perjury after she falsely claimed financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to withdraw money from the city’s retirement fund, prosecutors announced.
Mosby initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, which allege that the former prosecutor falsely claimed financial hardship during the pandemic in order to withdraw $90,000 from her city retirement accounts. She then used those funds for down payments on two vacation properties in Florida, prosecutors said.
Life is hard when you have your own travel agency.
In May 2019, Mosby created a travel and legal consulting business, Mahogany Elite Enterprises LLC.
The company’s existence was not disclosed until an amended statement was filed by Mosby on July 2, 2020 to the Maryland Ethics Commission.
Richardson describes the company as a “long-term venture” by the prosecutor “to help underserved black families who don’t usually have the opportunity to travel outside of urban cities.”
Finally, justice has been done. All it took was getting Mosby out of office and convicted.
Officer William G. Porter, Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Garrett E. Miller, Officer Edward M. Nero, Lt. Brian W. Rice, and Sgt. Alicia D. White send their regards.
But she will forever be the victim.
Since the Gray case, “I have had a target on my back, and I get it,” she said.
Touting her record, she says she’s fought for a uniform standard of justice for all Baltimore residents, prosecuted police for violating rights, sought to “end the war on drug users and people of color,” decriminalized drug possession and sex work, demanded second chances for incarcerated lifers and helped exonerate black men who the “justice system wanted to rot in prison.”
“I get it,” she said. “This is not what prosecutors usually do and many people will forever hate me for it.”
Prosecutors are supposed to enforce the law, not suspend it for the benefit of their base. And speaking of prison…