The Daily Reformer
Do you remember Marilyn Mosby?
She’s Baltimore’s top prosecutor and the woman who made a complete mess of the “Freddie Gray” case by overcharging police officers.
On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray Jr., a 25-year-old African American, was killed by the Baltimore Police Department after being arrested for possessing a knife. While being transported in a police van, Gray sustained injuries and was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Mosby was accused by most everyone – on the right and the left – of using Mr. Gray’s death to pad her career. Every inept move she made in the Gray case was done to further herself.
And everyone saw it.
In fact, Ms. Mosby has learned nothing from our city’s trauma over Gray’s death and has done nothing to counteract the policing practices that caused it. In this election year, her prosecutors seek lengthy jail sentences for run-of-the-mill drug offenses; they routinely proceed against defendants for whom there is strong evidence of innocence; and they pursue prosecutions in cases where the State’s witnesses are police officers with serious integrity issues. These are the practices of a prosecutor’s office that is out of ideas, not of one that has any.
Gray’s life and death should stand for something real in this city. For a repudiation of the War on Drugs. For an actual commitment to ethical policing. For investment in and support of our young people. Instead, Ms. Mosby invokes his name to polish her weak reputation and, presumably, to muster votes. He, and we, deserve more.
Well, self-serving people don’t change their colors or their patterns, and it looks like Marylin Mosby’s narcissism has just caught up with her in a “criminal” way.
She and her husband are now the targets of the Feds and a grand jury in a very serious criminal investigation.
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the finances of Baltimore’s top prosecutor and her husband, who is city council president.
The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that it obtained a grand jury subpoena seeking business records for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and City Council President Nick Mosby, including tax returns, bank and credit card statements and other financial documents.
One subpoena was issued to Marilyn Mosby’s campaign treasurer and requested records tracing back to 2014, some related to the Mosbys’ private travel and consulting businesses.
Marilyn Mosby has been a high-profile prosecutor who has aligned herself with criminal-justice reformers. She rose to national prominence in 2015 when she pursued criminal charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, a Black man who suffered a broken neck while in police custody, triggering riots and protests. None of the officers were ever convicted.
The Mosbys’ attorney, A. Scott Bolden, called the investigation a witch hunt. He said he advised the pair not to speak publicly but added that they are cooperating with investigators.
“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,” he said in a statement.
The investigation comes as their financial dealings have fallen under scrutiny in recent months. In October the IRS filed a $45,000 tax lien on their home for three years of unpaid taxes. Nick Mosby said the tax issues resulted from early withdrawal from his retirement savings plan to deal with a series of family tragedies.
Last month the city’s inspector general issued a report saying that Marilyn Mosby took two dozen trips in 2018 and 2019 without receiving prior approval.
The trips included international travel to Kenya, Germany and Portugal. Marilyn Mosby said she had no obligation to seek approval because nonprofit groups paid for the travel. But the inspector general said six of the trips, costing about $4,000 total, were paid for in full or in part by taxpayers.
A good reminder in life, is that karma always comes knocking…always.
It may take months or years, but the debt of deceit that you rack up always comes due.
Something for Joe, Obama, and Kamala to also remember.
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