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Baltimore’s Former Top Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Has Trial Delayed After Entire Defense Team Quits

Baltimore’s former chief law enforcement official is now being represented by a public defender after her entire defense team quit.

U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby objected to conduct of former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s lead lawyer. Griggsby notified A. Scott Bolden he was facing charges for his conduct while representing Mosby.

Four other members of Bolden’s law firm quickly withdrew from the case, citing a conflict of interest, according to a Baltimore Banner report. Her other two attorneys demurred, saying they could not assume the lead counsel role because of prior obligations.

Mosby pleaded not guilty last year to charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, which allege that she falsely claimed a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic to withdraw $90,000 from her retirement accounts, then used those funds to place down payments on two vacation properties in Florida.

Despite the claim of financial hardship, prosecutors say that Mosby received her full salary of $247,955.58 in 2020, the same year that she withdrew from her retirement accounts.

Prosecutors also alleged that Mosby lied on mortgage applications by failing to disclose unpaid federal taxes.

Mosby’s former lead defense attorney, A. Scott Bolden, quit last month after U.S. District Court Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby threatened to hold him in contempt of court.

Bolden was scolded by the judge for accusing prosecutors of harboring racial animus, using profanity in an interview outside the Baltimore courthouse, and disclosing confidential responses from jurors in court filings.
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