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A look at the mortgage fraud allegations ahead of former state’s attorney’s second trial

Twice in 2020, then-Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby swore she suffered financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic and sought tens of thousands of dollars from her city retirement fund.

Mosby received $80,000 in two disbursements and spent it on closing costs for a pair of properties in Florida she otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford: an eight-bedroom house near Disney World and a condo on the Gulf Coast.

Federal prosecutors alleged impropriety both in the way Mosby obtained the money and the way she used it, saying she lied in both cases to benefit herself. A January 2022 indictment charged her with two counts of perjury and two counts of mortgage fraud.