Former Baltimore Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s entire legal team has asked a federal judge to resign as the city’s top prosecutor.
Attorney A. Scott Bolden, who was formerly part of Mosby’s legal team, said he was withdrawing from the case due to contempt of court charges directed at him in the former prosecutor’s case, according to FOX 45.
Other attorneys have yet to give reasons for dropping the case, but are seeking the appointment of a public defender.
In his filing, Bolden said he needed to focus on defending himself against contempt of court after airing criticism of the court and taunting him while sharing confidential jury information.
“To do so, Mr. Bolden must, of course, focus on his own interests and not those of his client, Mr. Mosby,” the filing said. “Mr. Bolden’s (and Reed Smith’s entire team’s) representation is materially restricted as a result of Mr. Bolden’s legitimate personal interests in the outcome of his own future contempt litigation in court. , is already restricted.”
“MS. Mosby is entitled to a non-disputed and effective defense attorney, and if that defense attorney requires time to prepare, regardless of the Government’s interest in maintaining the current trial schedule, that Such time must be provided to a constitutionally valid, dispute-free attorney,” Bolden added in the filing.
Mosby was indicted in 2022 by the federal government for false mortgage applications and perjury related to the purchase of a vacation home in Florida.
She pleads not guilty to all charges.
According to court documents, Mosby lied while citing the coronavirus hardship as a reason for debiting the city’s retirement account. Mosby certifies that it meets at least one delivery qualification under the CARES Act and[ed] Under penalty of perjury for statements and approvals made in this request. ”
Mosby requested two one-off withdrawals of $40,000 and $50,000 from the city’s retirement account, resulting in $36,000 and $45,000 in her bank account, which she transferred to Florida. It claims to have been used as a down payment for two separate villas. .
The former prosecutor received a full salary of $247,955.58 from January 1, 2020 to December 29, 2020, so he did not face any financial ramifications from the coronavirus pandemic.
If convicted, Mosby could face up to five years in prison for two counts of perjury and up to 30 years in prison for each of two false mortgage applications.