Letter reveals security officer made ‘inappropriate comments’ about Marilyn Mosby

In 2023, Mosby was found guilty of two counts of perjury after lying to withdraw $90,000 from retirement account under CARES Act

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (C) departs the courthouse on the first day of the Caesar Goodson trial in Baltimore, Maryland, US, June 9, 2016. — Reuters

A court security officer referred to former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby as a skank and expressed his opinion about her mortgage fraud trial, according to a newly unsealed letter.

The United States District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby granted the motion to unseal the letter after the defence and government did not oppose the move, The Baltimore Banner reported.

In the letter dated January 26, Mosby’s attorneys, Federal Public Defender James Wyda and Assistant Federal Public Defenders Maggie Grace and Sedira Banan requested the court to take additional steps to prevent the potential influencing of jury members.

They requested the court after a judge alerted them about “inappropriate comments” made by a court security officer two days prior at the security area near the entrance of US District Court in Greenbelt.

The personal opinions of the court security officer, they wrote, “stem from his connection to a former colleague from the Baltimore City Police Department who was involved in the Freddie Gray matter.”

In 2015, Mosby charged six Baltimore Police officers with the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man, but none of the cases resulted in convictions.

“While we understand and appreciate that the particular Court Security Officer has been pulled from the security check-in, we request that he not be put in a position where he could have any potential contact with the jury,” they wrote.

Griggsby later stated in court that jurors would not have been able to hear the remarks and denied a request after closing arguments to question the panel.

“I’m deeply, deeply disappointed that these statements occurred,” Griggsby said. “Frankly, was shocked that these statements occurred.”

The 44-year-old former city prosecutor was found guilty of making a false statement on a loan application related to her condominium purchase in Longboat Key, Florida.

The jury found her guilty of submitting a letter claiming her husband had agreed to gift her $5,000 at closing. She was not found guilty of a second count.

In 2023, Mosby was found guilty of two counts of perjury after lying to withdraw $90,000 from a retirement account under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which she used to buy two luxury vacation homes in Florida.

Sentencing is set for May 23.

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