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State’s Attorney for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby, whose career was boosted by Vice President Kamala Harris, has been indicted on federal charges of perjury and filing false mortgage applications in connection to two Florida vacation homes.
The indictment states that Mosby fraudulently cited a federal CARES Act provision that allowed for emergency distributions of up to $100,000 from her retirement plan “in the event of a furlough, layoff, quarantine, reduced work hours, lack of childcare, or impact on a person’s business caused by COVID.”
Prosecutors allege that she used $36,000 in May 2020 and $45,000 in December of 2020 as down payments on vacation homes in Kissimmee and Long Boat Key, Florida.
She received the funds while she was earning a gross salary of almost $248,000.
She is also being charged with two counts of making false statements on mortgage applications where she applied to get over $900,000 in loans to purchase the two Florida properties.
Specifically, Mosby failed to disclose that she and her husband were delinquent in federal tax payments resulting in a $45,000 tax lien that was filed against them by the Internal Revenue Service in 2020.
The federal indictment against leftist Baltimore City State’s Attorney @MarilynMosbyEsq says she fraudulently claimed coronavirus hardship to obtain money to buy vacation homes in Florida. Read the court document here: https://t.co/cAxqxritAk pic.twitter.com/dc3UB4yPOV
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 14, 2022
Marilyn Mosby’s career path got a huge bump from Kamala Harris.
In a post from September 2019, Marilyn Mosby posted a picture of her with her husband and Harris at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The VP also fundraised for Marily Mosby, joining Mosby and House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., in lauding the former city prosecutor’s 2017 fundraiser in Los Angeles.
“When we march and we shout about what we need to do to reform the criminal justice system we better understand that we gotta march and shout with our paychecks and all of the work that we can do to actually make sure that somebody like Marilyn Mosby gets reelected into that office, to not only get convictions, but have convictions,” said Harris.
“There are a lot of people who are highly critical of her because she heard the voices of the people and said, ‘Even if I can’t win I’m going to do the right thing,’” continued the vice president. “It’s going to be rough. It’s going to be tough. … She cannot fail and I know she will not fail.”
“You’re very special because you have courage. You have done something extraordinary,” said Waters. “To be elected at a time in the history of this country when all of this turmoil is going on and to do what she did, I was just overwhelmed with her courage.”
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Mosby also wished the veep a happy birthday on Twitter in 2017, when Harris was still a senator.
— Marilyn J. Mosby (@MarilynMosbyEsq) October 20, 2017
“[Harris], thank you for being Shirley Chisholm’s wildest dream and my daughters’ aspirations!” wrote Mosby.
— Nick J. Mosby (@Nick_Mosby) December 4, 2019
Harris is reportedly not connected to the current charges against Mosby.
The Soros-backed prosecutor is still reportedly running for re-election in June for a third term as Baltimore’s state attorney. She has denied any wrongdoing in previous statements regarding the investigation.