Federal prosecutors revealed more of their case against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Thursday, including a 2020 letter to her mortgage lender where Mosby claimed she and her family had spent the past 70 days living in Florida.
Prosecutors cited the newly revealed letter to strengthen their claim Mosby lied to lenders in order to receive more favorable financial terms for vacation homes she purchased.
The new information came in a superseding indictment filed in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The indictment contained no new charges.
Mosby is charged with two counts of making false statements on a loan application and two counts of perjury. Mosby has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is expected to stand trial in early May. Mosby’s attorney could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.
“I wanted the people of Baltimore to hear it from me: I’ve done nothing wrong,” Mosby said last month. “Do not be fooled. We are now five months from my next election, and this indictment is merely a political ploy by my political adversaries to unseat me. ” The two-term Democrat is seeking reelection and the primary is June 28.
The US Attorney’s Office said it would not comment further on the case.
On Dec. 10, 2020, Mosby, Baltimore’s top prosecutor and an elected official, wrote a letter to her mortgage company claiming she had been living in Florida, according to court filings.
“The home is spacious and comfortable and because of my ability to work remotely, my family and I have spent the past 70 days there,” Mosby wrote.
Prosecutors say that claim is false.
Mosby’s husband, Nick, was sworn in as Baltimore City Council President on the same day Marilyn wrote the letter claiming Florida residency. The entire Mosby family was pictured at the swearing-in ceremony, which was held in Baltimore. Also, on Dec. 7, Mosby gave a news conference outside the Baltimore courthouse.
Marilyn Mosby’s attorney and Nick Mosby did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday evening. Nick Mosby has not been charged.
On the day of Mosby’s original indictment, her attorney, A. Scott Bolden, said Mosby did not lie in connection to any of the charges against her.
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More importantly, Ms. Mosby has never lied or made a false statement in connection the allegations contained in the charging document, ”Bolden said in January.
In the superseding indictment, prosecutors also claim Mosby submitted a fraudulent gift letter to United Wholesale Mortgage on Feb. 10, 2021, claiming her husband had gifted her $ 5,000 to be transferred at closing in order make the necessary down payment on the vacation property she was hoping to purchase on the Florida Gulf Coast.
Nick Mosby wired his wife $ 5,000 on Feb. 17, two days before closing, but prosecutors say that was not a gift and was actually Marilyn Mosby’s money to begin with.
Prosecutors, in court filings, claim they reviewed the Mosbys’ bank records and determined Marilyn wired her husband $ 5,000 on Feb. 12. Prosecutors also said Nick Mosby had less than $ 5,000 in his account before that day, meaning he could not have afforded the gift his wife said he had pledged.
Nick Mosby later transferred the money into his savings account and then back into his checking account before wiring it to the escrow agent, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors say Marilyn Mosby could have waited for another paycheck to get the necessary funds, but wanted to lock-in a lower interest rate.
This article will be updated.