Baltimore state's attorney asserts innocence after perjury indictment

Baltimore state's attorney asserts innocence after perjury indictment

Baltimore’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said on Friday she was innocent of wrongdoing, a day after she was indicted on federal charges of perjury and filing false loan applications related to the purchase of two Florida vacation homes. Mosby, elected state’s attorney in 2015, said she was the victim of a “ploy” by political adversaries seeking to unseat her and was determined to “fight with every ounce in my being and to clear my name.” “I’m here before you today to state unequivocally that I am innocent,” she said in a 10-minute statement delivered to reporters as she choked back tears. She took no questions at the end. Mosby, 41, is accused of falsely claiming twice to have suffered a work-related financial hardship from COVID-19 in order to request two …
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