Baltimore City Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, who gained national attention for prosecuting officers over the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of perjury related to a COVID-19 financial hardship withdrawal and a false statement on a loan application.
A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday charging Mosby on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, relating to the 2020 purchases of two vacation homes in Florida, WBAL reports.
According to the four-count indictment, Mosby claimed to have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to withdraw from the city's Deferred Compensation Plan on two separate occasions, receiving $40,000 and $50,000.
But documents show she continued to receive her full salary during the pandemic, which was a gross salary in 2020 of $247,955.58 and it was never reduced: "Rather than experiencing a reduction in income in 2020, Mosby's gross salary in 2020 increased over her gross salary in 2019, which was $238,772.04," the indictment states.
If convicted, Mosby could face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison for each of two counts of perjury and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison for each of two counts of making false mortgage applications. Her initial appearance in federal court has not yet been scheduled.
In April 2021, Marilyn Mosby told WBAL NewsRadio that she has nothing to hide: "I've been very clear from the beginning that I have done nothing illegal, nefarious or wrong."