‘Administrative oversight’ cited in political contributions on behalf of Marilyn Mosby’s late grandfather – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Campaign donations made in the name of the late grandfather of Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby were contributed to Mosby and her husband’s campaigns in 2017 and 2021, state election data shows.

Although Prescott Thompson died on February 22, 2015, he is listed as having contributed $500 to the “Friends of Marilyn Mosby” committee last November, according to regular campaign finance reports. Mosby’s 2021 year. Mosby’s husband, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, also received a $500 donation from “Thompson Prescott” in 2017, records show.

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In a joint statement with WJZ, the couple highlighted the contribution, which Mosby’s grandfather later called “administrative oversight”, saying Prescott’s name was still listed on checks written by his wife.

Below is a copy of the full statement provided by Nick and Marilyn Mosby, which they asked to be shared “in its entirety to provide contextual understanding”:

“The donation in question was made available to both campaigns from the widow of the late Prescott Thompson. Normally, campaign donation records will link the name listed first on the bank check as the contributor, but in this case the campaigns should list Mrs. contribution came from her and she signed the check. This is a simple administrative oversight. The account remains active with existing checks in the widow’s and decedent’s name; however, the campaign report will be administratively updated. ”

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Marilyn Mosby’s annual campaign financials were filed in January, less than a week after she was federally indicted for perjury and perjury on a loan application. Mosby pleaded not guilty to all four counts.

Mosby is due in court in May where she faces charges that she lied about enduring COVID-19-related financial hardships to withdraw money without penalty from her retirement account. and she falsified information on the loan application.

This week, her defense attorneys claimed federal prosecutors are threatening a May 2 trial date by failing to disclose whether they have called expert witnesses and what they could be. Who. A teleconference with both sides will be held on March 30. The selection of the judges will take place after five weeks.

Marilyn Mosby has yet to file for re-election. The application deadline is April 15. So far, three candidates have applied to run: Democrats Ivan Bates and Thiru Vignarajah, along with Roya Hanna, who has said she will run as a candidate. independent way.

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