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Politicsby Mark Reutter3:04 pmJul 21, 20230

BREW EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby files for divorce

Baltimore’s ex-state’s attorney files for a limited divorce and child custody in Baltimore City Circuit Court

Above: State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks before the City Council last November at the invitation of her husband, Council President Nick Mosby. (CharmTV)

Former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby today filed to divorce her husband of 17 years, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby.

Her complaint for “limited divorce, custody and other relief” was submitted shortly before noon in Baltimore City Circuit Court by her lawyer, Chantal M. Joseph, of Greenbelt, Md.

The couple have two children, ages 12 and 14, and have been living separately for more than a year.

Mosby asks for joint physical and legal custody of the children and for the court to order Nick Mosby “to continue to provide health insurance for the Plaintiff and the minor children” as well as to contribute to “school and transportation expenses” and to “extraordinary medical expenses.”

Contested by Nick Mosby

The Case Information Report says that Nick Mosby has contested the “ground [sic] for divorce” with no further elaboration.

Marilyn Mosby was indicted in January 2022 on federal perjury and mortgage fraud charges, including allegations that she lied to prematurely withdraw thousands of dollars from her city retirement account, then used the money to purchase two vacation homes in Florida.

Last July, she lost her bid for a third term to Ivan Bates in the Democratic Party primary. Bates took over as state’s attorney in January.

While long rumored to be living apart, Nick Mosby stood at his wife’s side during her re-election announcement and during several pretrial courtroom appearances.

He sponsored a resolution, approved by a majority of the City Council, lauding her “eight years of distinguished service to the City of Baltimore” shortly before she left office.

The Mosby perjury and fraud trial, postponed three times, is currently set to take place in November in Baltimore.

Last month, she pushed for a second time to have her trial moved to the federal courthouse in Greenbelt.

Her court-appointed attorney cited a survey indicating that potential jurors in Baltimore had made up their mind about Mosby’s culpability after “having been bombarded with negative press coverage of her for years.”

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