Written by Ashton Snyder on
 May 4, 2024

Ex-Baltimore DA Marilyn Mosby May Lose Florida Condo as Feds Seek Seizure

Former Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby is facing the potential loss of her Florida vacation condominium following allegations of fraudulent acquisition and misrepresentations.

Federal authorities aim to confiscate the embattled former D.A.'s property after securing a conviction of Mosby on charges of perjury and mortgage fraud, as the Daily Mail reports, and she hopes for a reprieve from the highest level.

Mosby, who made headlines for her bold legal actions in Baltimore, notably in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, purchased the condo, known affectionately as "The Tree House," for $476,000 in February 2021. The acquisition occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, a period during which Mosby also bought another property in Florida.

Prosecutors Allege Misuse of Pandemic Relief Funds

The federal case against Mosby includes accusations that she exploited the CARES Act by falsely claiming financial hardship. This allegedly allowed her to make early withdrawals from her city retirement account, which she then used to fund her property purchases.

The prosecution contends that despite a reported annual salary of nearly $250,000 at the time, Mosby misrepresented her financial situation to secure a $428,000 loan by claiming a $5,000 gift from her husband that never existed.

If the federal government succeeds in seizing the condo, they plan to sell it, potentially allowing Mosby to recoup her initial $47,600 down payment. This move comes as Mosby faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Mosby Claims Political Motivation Behind Prosecution

In a public outcry against her conviction, Mosby has consistently argued that the charges against her are politically motivated and that she deserves a pardon from President Joe Biden. She expressed this sentiment in a poignant interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC, stating, "I have done absolutely nothing wrong, nothing illegal, nothing criminal."

Her comments reflect a broader sentiment of injustice, further highlighted by her ongoing efforts to seek a presidential pardon. An online petition supporting this cause has gathered nearly 10,000 signatures, underscoring a significant public interest in her case.

Mosby's contentious tenure as Baltimore's top prosecutor, marked by her decision to charge several police officers following Freddie Gray's death, has made her a polarizing figure. Critics argue that her leadership worsened crime rates and mishandled crucial cases, affecting community trust in law enforcement.

Mosby's Property and Legal Battles Continue

While her legal battles continue, Mosby has managed to sell another Florida property in Kissimmee for $696,000, a significant increase over her purchase price of $545,000. This sale came before her conviction and has added another layer to the complex narrative surrounding her financial dealings and legal challenges.

Former police officer Dave Goitia lamented the lasting impact of what he termed "failed leadership," linking it directly to ongoing issues in Baltimore's police department and the community's struggle with violent crime.

The Uncertain Future of a Controversial Figure

As Marilyn Mosby faces the possibility of a significant prison sentence, her future remains uncertain. Her case has become emblematic of broader issues of trust and integrity within the legal system, especially for public officials.

Her staunch assertion of innocence and the dramatic nature of her charges have fueled a narrative that continues to divide public opinion. As legal proceedings move forward, the eyes of both supporters and critics remain fixed on the outcome of this high-profile case.

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