The day after she was indicted on federal charges including perjury, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said she was innocent.
“I wanted the people of Baltimore to hear it from me — I have done nothing wrong,” Mosby said, speaking at a news conference Friday afternoon downtown.
The four-count indictment the U.S. district attorney released Thursday alleges that Mosby lied to obtain money made available through the CARES Act and gave false statements to obtain mortgages in Florida.
“I have done nothing wrong,” Mosby said. “I did not defraud anyone to take my money from my retirement savings, and I did not lie on any mortgage application.”
Enacted in March 2020, the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allowed participants in certain retirement plans the option to withdraw from their savings if they were negatively impacted by coronavirus.
Mosby, 41, pledged under the penalty of perjury that she met the qualifications for the coronavirus-related distribution requests she made in May and December 2020 for $40,000 and $50,000, according to the U.S. District Attorney for Maryland.
The money came from the city of Baltimore’s Deferred Compensation Plan, which employees can only access once they have left their job or are 70.5 years old.
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SOURCE: Patch, Elizabeth Janney