(FiveNation.com)- While Marilyn Mosby, the former state’s attorney for Baltimore City, faces substantial jail time on fraud and perjury charges, a clip of Vice President Kamala Harris gushing about Mosby in 2018 has gone viral.
Mosby’s federal trial, in which she is accused of using a false claim of financial hardship due to the pandemic to withdraw $90,000 from her retirement accounts and then using that money to put down payments on two vacation properties in Florida, has been delayed further after her entire defense team quit last month. She has also been charged with fraud for allegedly neglecting to mention tax debt on mortgage applications.
She has denied the allegations against her and has entered a “not guilty” plea.
In light of the recent charges against former high-profile prosecutor Mosby, including up to five years in prison for perjury and up to thirty years for fraud, a video from June 2018 has surfaced showing Harris speaking at a campaign rally for Mosby on the day of the Democratic primary election for Baltimore state’s attorney.
Harris, a senator from California at the time, was featured in a video shared by Mosby on social media, in which she emphasized the need to protest and “to shout” about changes to be made in the criminal justice system.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she was “overwhelmed” by Mosby’s “courage” in the video.
On Instagram, Mosby said, “the folks of Baltimore will unite with me as we seek to make our City safer and fairer.”
As Mosby had no primary challengers, she was easily elected in November 2018. After being indicted on federal charges, she was defeated in the Democratic primary for re-election last year.
During two highly publicized years in office, Mosby failed to bring charges against any police officers involved in the murder of Freddie Gray, a Black man who died in police custody in 2015.
When the coronavirus pandemic first broke out, Mosby, as state’s attorney, decided to cease pursuing “quality of life” offenses like drug use and prostitution, citing the need to prevent the spread of the virus inside correctional facilities.
After losing her entire defense team last month, her trial has been pushed out until November 2. Jury selection is scheduled to commence on October 31.