BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Lawyers for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and the government again argued over the scheduling of the criminal case against her during a public hearing plagued by largely unintelligible audio glitches .
Mosby’s team wanted to push back some filings until after the July 19 primary, where she is running to keep her job.
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—Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) May 23, 2022
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The judge ruled that Mosby’s team must disclose the expert witnesses by July 1. There will be a hearing on jury instructions and the selection process on July 15.
Mosby’s trial is still scheduled for September 19.
Previously, Mosby and his attorney, A. Scott Bolden, had called for the trial to proceed as quickly as possible so that the “political witch hunt” could end before the primary. But in April, federal judge Lydia Kay Griggsby moved the trial at the request of the defense.
“We all deserve this to be over,” Mosby said in February. “What I’m asking is to be tried now because I’m innocent, and the citizens of Baltimore deserve to know that as well before I’m elected, which is four months away.”
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Bolden cited concerns the court had previously expressed about whether both sides would be ready to go on the original May 2 trial date.
In their own filing, prosecutors fought back against the delay, calling Mosby’s legal team “unprepared” and saying any delay is “entirely their fault.” Prosecutor Leo Wise wrote: “We are ready to go.
Prosecutors allege Mosby lied about enduring financial hardship related to COVID-19 to withdraw money without penalty from her retirement account and falsified loan application information for two properties in Florida.
Mosby was charged with perjury and misrepresentation on a loan application.
She pleaded not guilty to all four counts and pledged to clear her name of the allegations.
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“I want the people of Baltimore to hear it from me: I did nothing wrong,” Mosby said in January. “I haven’t defrauded anyone to take my money from my retirement savings, and I haven’t lied on any mortgage application.”