03/14/2023 - Marilyn Mosby, has Been Ordered to Reimburse Fees for Expert Witness

According to court documents, Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State's Attorney, has been ordered to pay $1,000 per month to the U.S. District Court of Maryland to reimburse the court for expert witnesses in her federal criminal case. This ruling came after Judge Lydia Griggsby granted Mosby's request for court funding through the Criminal Justice Act, which provides assistance to defendants who cannot afford expert services for their defense. Although the judge ruled in July that the court would cover the cost of Mosby's defense, she later determined that Mosby had "sufficient financial resources" to pay back the court, and she will now make monthly payments of $1,000 starting on Nov. 30 until the outstanding Criminal Justice Act funds are repaid. However, the exact cost of Mosby's expert defense has not been disclosed, making it unclear how long the payments will continue.

Mosby is currently facing allegations of lying about enduring financial hardships related to COVID-19 in order to withdraw money from her retirement account without penalty and falsifying information on loan applications for two Florida properties. She has pleaded not guilty to all four counts and has vowed to clear her name of the allegations, which she and her defense team have characterized as "politically motivated." Mosby's trial is expected to last three weeks, with the date currently scheduled for March 27, 2023.

Despite her legal troubles, Mosby's current salary as Baltimore City's top prosecutor is approximately $248,000, but she is expected to leave office in January after being defeated in July's primary by Ivan Bates.