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Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby Indicted, Disbarment Charges Filed
Accused of Crimes, Denying Constitutional Rights, Lying and More
The 21-page formal complaint also points to judicial findings that Mosby violated the constitutional rights of criminal suspects. It also alleges that she apparently lied in public statements, violated election laws, and committed violations of several ethical standards which govern the conduct of attorneys,
U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron has just obtained a federal indictment [KG 22 cr7] against Mosby by the Grand Jury for the State of Maryland in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The indictment charges that the Baltimore prosecutor committed very serious federal crimes: 2 counts of perjury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1621, and 2 counts of making false statements in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1014.
Violation of any major federal criminal statute - especially perjury which goes to the very heart of the judicial process - constitutes "professional misconduct"; the grounds for attorney discipline and possible disbarment, notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf.
Another formal complaint which the professor filed recently led to a criminal investigation of former president Donald Trump in Georgia. Recent news reports suggest the probe may shortly lead to an indictment.
"While an indictment does not prove that Respondent committed the crimes, prosecutors are ethically obligated not to obtain and prosecute a criminal indictment unless they have a good faith belief that they can in fact prove the underlying allegations beyond a reasonable doubt - and that judgment by a U.S. attorney regarding this indictment is therefore entitled to be given considerable weight and deference," the complaint further argues.
"In other words, the public statement by a U.S. attorney that he believes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Respondent committed the crimes of perjury and making false statements, based upon the extensive, detailed, and documented factual statements contained in the indictment, should clearly satisfy the requirements of Rule 19-711(b)(1)