How nice it must be to live like a privileged elite, right?
They haven’t a care in the world…they get to say and do whatever they like, and nobody holds them accountable.
Look at Baltimore’s State Attorney Marilyn Mosby…You remember here, right? She’s the woman who made a massive mess out of the “Freddie Gray” case by rushing to charge police officers in his death.
Within two weeks of Gray’s death, Mosby plowed ahead of a grand jury to charge six officers.
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The criminal cases, which included second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, completely fell apart.
The police officers were either acquitted, or the charges were dropped.
And then the cops flipped the script on Mosby and sued her for “malicious prosecution.”
Needless to say, she’s a shifty character.
So, it’s no surprise that she’s come under ethics scrutiny by Baltimore’s local paper.
The ethics violations involve some travel and consulting businesses that Mosby set up and did not list on her ethics report.
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Now, the Baltimore Sun wants to see her government emails, so they filed a Freedom of Information Act request, but Mosby has no intention of sharing that info.
She’s not only ignored the request, but she said that her emails are “nobody’s business.”
From Hot Air
We don’t know precisely what’s going on, but it has something to do with several private-sector travel and consulting businesses that Mosby set up last year without bothering to list them on her ethics reports. The reason we don’t know more is that when the Baltimore Sun filed a Public Information Act request for any emails on her government computer system mentioning the businesses, she basically told them to go whistle for their dinner. She claims those records are none of the public’s business so she’s not turning them over.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby won’t make public emails that mention her private businesses and are stored on her government computer, arguing that they are exempt from disclosure because they are part of an investigation by Baltimore’s inspector general.
The Baltimore Sun filed a Public Information Act request for all emails that mention three private travel businesses Mosby set up last year but did not initially disclose in her state ethics filings. Her office cited three reasons for not releasing the documents: the ongoing investigation; that they weren’t related to state business; and that they “contain information about the finances of an individual.”
Mosby also declined a separate request for her companies’ financial records — such as receipts and tax returns — that are not subject to state public records laws. And she refused repeated requests for an interview.
Mosby’s spokesperson has been rather tight-lipped and a number of the questions that Sun reporters have put to her have gone unanswered. She claims that these companies exist “only in name” and they are intended to help underserved Black residents to travel in comfort. But if that’s the case, why not set them up as nonprofits? Also, why set them up just as she’s starting another term in office rather than waiting until she’s at least close to getting out of politics and law enforcement when she’ll have more time to operate them?
This sounds shady as all heck.
I can see why Mosby doesn’t want anyone poking around in her emails.
But whatever she does on her government devices – unless it endangers someone or interferes with a case – is part of the “public square.”
I have a feeling this will only fuel the Baltimore Sun to dog deeper.
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