Showing posts with label Marilyn Mosby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marilyn Mosby. Show all posts

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Marylin Mosby speaks after sentencing

Watch Marilyn Mosby speak after her sentencing to time served and 12 months of home confinement to be served concurrently with 3 years of supervised release for mortgage fraud and perjury.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Roland Martin's interview with former Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby

On Wednesday, Roland Martin spoke with former Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on his Roland Martin Unfiltered Show which airs on the Black Star Network about Mosby's looming sentencing and appeal for a presidential pardon.

Watch their interview below:

Saturday, May 11, 2024

NAACP Leads Call for Presidential Pardon of Marilyn Mosby

The NAACP led 14 civil rights organizations in sending a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a presidential pardon of former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Mosby is facing up to 40 years in federal prison when sentenced on May 23, 2024. The call from civil rights organizations echoes rallying cries from activists, advocates, and concerned citizens who believe Mosby has been unfairly targeted and unjustly convicted. 

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO issued the following statement:

"We've watched, decade after decade, as Black Americans have faced wrongful prosecution at the hands of those who seek to promote injustice. The only thing Marilyn Mosby is guilty of is the desire to provide her family with a better life. The sad reality is, as Black women take their rightful places in positions of power, dark forces seek to tear down both their progress, and that of our community. The NAACP refuses to stand idly by as injustice takes the wheel, driving us down a path of further disparity. We are proud to stand alongside our partners in calling on President Biden and the Department of Justice to reemphasize their commitment to racial equity by pardoning Attorney Mosby. Enough is enough. It's time to stand with Black women."

Following her push to prosecute officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby found herself at the center of a politically motivated "fraud" case for withdrawing funds from her own retirement account. Since her conviction in February, there have been growing calls for the Biden Administration to intervene, alleging a complete miscarriage of justice. 

Excerpts from the letter include:

  • "We are deeply concerned that the last administration abused their power to advance a meritless indictment against Ms. Mosby…"
  • "Her courageous commitment to justice made her a target of admiration and punishment."
  • "…739 individuals withdrew funds from their retirement accounts without being charged for improper withdrawals, including three within her agency."
  • "We expect that political persecutions and malicious prosecutions pursued during the Trump Administration would not continue in the Biden Administration."
  • "We ask that you grant a full pardon to Ms. Marilyn Mosby before May 23, 2024, and restore her full rights."

Signers include; Black to the Future Action Fund, Black Voters Matter, Black Women's Roundtable, Color of Change, Fair and Just Prosecution, National Action Network, National Bar Association, National Black Justice Coalition, National Black Law Students Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Urban League, Until Freedom and World Without Genocide

For access to the full letter, visit this link.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Marilyn Mosby found guilty in federal perjury trial

Former Baltimore County state attorney Marilyn Mosby was found guilty of perjury, leaving her to face a possible ten-year jail sentence.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby officially announces run for reelection

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that she is running for reelection despite her federal indictment.

Watch her announcement video below:

Friday, March 11, 2022

New superseding indictment filed against Marilyn Mosby

A new superseding indictment was filed Thursday against Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

The charges are the same; however, prosecutors added new evidence to the charge regarding mortgage fraud that prosecutors say strengthens their case against Mosby.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Marilyn Mosby Says She's Innocent In Federal Fraud Case, Vows To Clear Her Name

Baltimore’s top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby made a short statement and vowed to beat the four felony charges the federal government brought against her following their lengthy investigation into her personal finances.

Watch her statement below:

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby indicted on federal perjury charge

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been indicated 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.

This comes amid an ongoing federal investigation involving Mosby and her husband, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, over campaign records.

In March federal prosecutors started investigating the personal business and tax records of the Mosbys. Federal officials subpoenaed the Maryland State Board of Elections seeking business and campaign finance records dating back to 2014.

Federal prosecutors subpoenaed records from Marilyn Mosby’s campaign, along with Nick and Marilyn’s business records.As part of the investigation, federal prosecutors requested tax returns, bank statements and loan documents.

The couple’s lawyer, A. Scott Bolden, issued a statement calling the investigation a “political witch hunt.”

“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.


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby: Federal agents sent to Baltimore will be prosecuted

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby took to Twitter to make it clear that any militarized federal agents sent to Baltimore City to attack our citizens by making illegal arrests, kidnapping people, assaulting them, or committing any other crime will be prosecuted by her office.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Baltimore State Marilyn Mosby: Baltimore will stop prosecuting marijuana possession,

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday her office would cease prosecuting people for possessing marijuana regardless of the quantity or the person’s criminal history.

Calling the move monumental for justice in Baltimore, Mosby also requested the courts vacate convictions in nearly 5,000 cases of marijuana possession.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Marilyn Mosby wins re-election as Baltimore state's attorney

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby won a contentious Democratic primary election Tuesday and became the city’s first top prosecutor to be re-elected in a dozen years after fending off weeks of attacks from her two challengers, defense attorney Ivan Bates and former prosecutor Thiru Vignarajah.

Mosby, 38, emerged on Maryland’s political scene four years ago with a stunning victory over the city’s previous state’s attorney. She rose to national prominence months later by filing charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest.

With 90 percent of precincts counted at 11 p.m., Mosby was leading with about half the nearly 71,000 votes cast. Bates, 49, was in second, and Vignarajah, 41, trailed both. Vignarajah conceded.

In heavily Democratic Baltimore, winning the party’s primary is tantamount to election. No one from another party filed to run in the general election, so Mosby will be the only candidate listed on the ballot in November.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore State Attorney: Police helped to derail Freddie Gray case

After dropping the charges against the last three police officers in the Freddie Gray case a visibly frustrated Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby held a press briefing where she discussed how some police officers helped to derail the case. Watch her press conference below.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Complaint filed seeking to disbar Marilyn Mosby

I believe that Mosby shouldn't be disbarred or that she should step down. I do believe that the 3 cases so far were not handled well. I also believe there is a case to be made against the six officers but Mosby's office did not/is not making it. George L. Cook III

The prosecutor at the center of the Freddie Gray case has been slapped with a complaint seeking her disbarment. A law professor at George Washington University School of Law has filed the disciplinary complaint with the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. has learned that the complaint seeks the disbarment of Mosby for her conduct regarding the investigation and prosecution the six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray.

According to the complaint, filed by Prof. John F. Banzhaf, Mosby violated multiple provisions of the Maryland Lawyer’s Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) including withholding exculpatory evidence, making improper public statements and continuing to prosecute a case after there is insufficient evidence to support a conviction.
Read more: Freddie Gray Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Slammed With Complaint Seeking Her Disbarment

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Freddie Gray case: Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. not guilty on all charges

The Baltimore Police van driver accused of giving a "rough ride" that killed Freddie Gray was acquitted of all charges Thursday by Circuit Judge Barry Williams.

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 46, had faced the most serious charges of any of the six officers indicted in Gray's arrest and death last April, including second-degree depraved heart murder. Goodson was also acquitted of three counts of manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

His acquittal, which comes after Williams considered the charges for three days, throws the rest of the cases into jeopardy. The other officers charged face similar, but lesser accusations.

Read more: Freddie Gray case: Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. not guilty on all charges

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Police Officers Sue Marilyn Mosby For Defamation

Two of the Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter filed a lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore Sheriff’s Office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland in Baltimore circuit court for defamation and invasion of privacy, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun.

The suit goes back to statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015 news conference, which White and Porter claim that the city’s top prosecutor knew “were false,” according to the Sun.

“These among other statements were made not for the purpose of prosecuting crimes that had allegedly been committed by White and Porter, but rather for purposes of quelling the riots in Baltimore,” the suit asserts.

Read more: Police Officers Sue Baltimore’s Top Prosecutor for Defamation Over Freddie Gray Statements