By Oliver Camarena
BALTIMORE, MD – Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney since 2015, has announced her reelection campaign while she is currently facing federal charges for perjury and making false statements on documents related to her purchase of vacation homes in Florida.
Mosby’s press statement announcing her reelection campaign touted the State’s Attorney’s Office’s 90 percent conviction rate for violent offenses, 88 percent conviction rate for mandatory minimum cases, and 92 percent conviction rate for repeat offenders.
However, the statement made no mention of the federal charges brought against Mosby.
Her campaign announcement video was also taken down for copyright claims, further damaging the start of her run.
During Mosby’s pre-trial hearing a few days ago, a federal judge denied all three defense motions to dismiss the case, including motions claiming the prosecution was without factual basis and “vindictive.”
Should Mosby be found guilty of the charges, it could render her constitutionally ineligible for her position.