According to Fox News, Marilyn Mosby, who currently serves as Baltimore’s State Attorney and was once endorsed by Vice President Kamala Harris, is joined by her husband as the target of a federal investigation.
The duo is one of Baltimore’s most influential couples with Marilyn Mosby has been elected as the State’s Attorney for Baltimore and her husband Nick currently serves as the president of the Baltimore City Council. Several subpoenas have reportedly been issued during the grand jury investigation. One of the subpoenas was issued to the Union Baptist Church, a church that has allegedly received donations by the Mosbys.
The subpoena sent to Union Baptist Church is seeking information about how much the Mosbys donated the organization. The church’s attorney, Robert Fulton Dashiell, has issued the claim that the Mosbys donated less than $200 to the religious organization. “I spend more monthly at Starbucks than the Mosbys gave during the time period,” Dashiell told local media, FOX45.
In connection to $45,000 in taxes owed to the government by the Mosbys, the IRS reportedly filed a lien against the their Maryland home in October of 2020.
Nick Mosby issued a statement explaining that he has been engaged in a dialogue with the IRS for several years in regards to “tax consequences of an early withdrawal from [his] retirement savings plan.”
“I have been in ongoing conversations with the IRS for five years about the tax consequences of an early withdrawal from my retirement savings plan, which I did to support unplanned expenses after a series of family tragedies,” explained Mosby. He also expressed optimism that the issue would be resolved soon.
Nick and Marilyn have been advised by their attorney not to discuss the investigation any further with the media. The attorney stated that they have been unfairly targeted for political reasons and promised that they will be exonerated. “On behalf of Nick and Marilyn Mosby, my clients are progressive change agents, making them unfair targets of unnecessary scrutiny by federal investigators,” declared the attorney.
“Nevertheless, I can assure you and the people of Baltimore, they have done nothing illegal, inappropriate or unlawful. This is a political witch hunt in its purest form, and both of them will vigorously, and fully defend themselves.” he continued.
The attorney concluded, “As they’ve done with every other baseless charge and investigation lodged against them, they have every intent to fully cooperate with the investigation, to fight for the truth to come out, while continuing to fight for the citizens of a city that they both love, and are blessed to serve.”
Marilyn Mosby’s career has intersected with Vice President Kamala Harris on several occasions.
At the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in Phoenix, AZ, in September of 2019, Mosby posted a picture on Instagram of she and her husband with Harris.
Harris helped raise money for Marilyn Mosby in 2017 as she sought reelection as the State’s Attorney. House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was also reportedly in attendance at the fundraiser.
Mosby posted a video on Instagram that shows the support of the two California politicians. Harris says; “When we march and we shout about what we need to do to reform the criminal justice system we better understand that we gotta march and shout with our paychecks and all of the work that we can do to actually make sure that somebody like Marilyn Mosby gets reelected into that office, to not only get convictions, but have convictions,”
“There are a lot of people who are highly critical of her because she heard the voices of the people and said, ‘Even if I can’t win I’m going to do the right thing,’” promised Harris. “It’s going to be rough. It’s going to be tough. … She cannot fail and I know she will not fail.”
“You’re very special because you have courage. You have done something extraordinary,” added long time Democrat Maxine Waters. “To be elected at a time in the history of this country when all of this turmoil is going on and to do what she did, I was just overwhelmed with her courage.”
Mosby posted birthday wishes to Harris on Twitter in 2017.
— Marilyn J. Mosby (@MarilynMosbyEsq) October 20, 2017
Nick Mosby also has a history of a relationship with Harris on social media. He posted a picture to Twitter in 2019 describing Vice President Harris as “Shirley Chisholm’s wildest dream.”
Rep. Shirley Chisholm broke the race barrier as the first black woman to win a seat in Congress and is also the first African American to run on a major party ticket for the U.S. presidency
“[Harris], thank you for being Shirley Chisholm’s wildest dream and my daughters aspirations!” wrote Mosby on Twitter.
— Nick J. Mosby (@Nick_Mosby) December 4, 2019