According to court documents, a judge accepted a request by Baltimore’s top prosecutor on Tuesday to postpone her trial on federal criminal charges coming from her acquisition of two Florida vacation properties.
Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney, was slated to go to trial next month on accusations of making false representations on financial records in order to withdraw money from her retirement plans and buy the residences. The request was granted by U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby on Tuesday, and the trial was rescheduled for September 19.
Mosby’s attorneys asked for the postponement last week, claiming that they needed more time to prepare for the trial. Prosecutors stated that there was no need to postpone the trial.
Mosby’s defense counsel, A. Scott Bolden, previously stated that she wanted a trial to begin within 60 days following her arrest on Feb. 4. Mosby claimed in a February motion to dismiss the indictment that the prosecution is motivated by a desire to harm her chances of reelection.
Mosby was indicted by a grand jury in January on two counts of perjury and making a false statement on a loan application in connection with the purchase of a home in Kissimmee, Florida, and a condominium on Long Boat Key, Florida. She has entered a not-guilty plea to the accusations.
According to the accusation, Mosby allegedly claimed that the COVID-19 outbreak had hurt her economically, allowing her to take $90,000 from her city retirement account. According to the indictment, Mosby’s gross compensation in 2020 was more than $247,000 and was never decreased.
Mosby was originally elected in 2014 and rose to national notoriety the following year after pursuing criminal charges against six police officers in the murder of Freddie Gray, a Black man who died in police custody.