At Least Progressive Prosecutors Have Strong Family Support

Mayilyn Mosby is  the very progressive State’s Attorney for Baltimore.  She was recently indicted by Joe Biden’s Justice Department for a bit of financial razzle-dazzle, and some old-fashioned lying, in connection with her purchase of a luxury apartment in Florida.  She has claimed  —  and I’m not making this up  —  that the charges are racially motivated.

Still, one must give Ms. Mosby her due.  The State’s Attorney position is an elected office, for which she had to campaign (and is campaigning again despite the federal indictment).  Campaigns cost money, so contributions are needed.  Ms. Mosby reported receiving a contribution from her grandfather, a former police officer.  That would be heartening in a way, except for the catch.

The catch is that her grandfather is dead and had been dead for years at the time the “contributed” money showed up.

Here’s the beginning of the story from the Baltimore Brew:

He was buried seven years ago, but the grandfather of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby apparently lives on as a source of campaign cash for her and her husband, City Council President Nick Mosby.

Prescott Thompson, who died on February 22, 2015 at age 82, is listed as contributing $500 to Marilyn Mosby last year, according to her most recent finance report to the State Board of Elections.

The $500 check was reported as received on November 30, 2021 by Friends of Marilyn Mosby.

As chairman of the Friends committee, Marilyn Mosby vouched, under the penalty of perjury, for the report’s accuracy “to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.”

The report was filed on January 19, 2022, or six days after she was indicted on federal charges linked to her purchase of two Florida vacation homes.

Mosby has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

She did not respond to questions by The Brew about the Prescott Thompson contribution.

Imagine that.

The Mosby finance report lists the deceased Thompson as living at the same Dorchester, Massachusetts, house where he and his surviving widow, Marilyn Thompson, raised Baltimore’s future chief prosecutor.

Thompson is listed as “retired” in Mosby’s campaign report.

Hey, look, I’m retired (or mostly retired; I teach law part-time), but, at least as of this writing, not dead yet.