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Perjury trial looms for Baltimore's former top prosecutor

Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby Trial
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FILE - Marilyn Mosby, Maryland state attorney for Baltimore, speaks during a news conference pertaining to a case against Adnan Syed, Oct. 11, 2022, in Baltimore. With a March trial date quickly approaching in the federal perjury case against Mosby, now Baltimore’s former top prosecutor, a series of rulings Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, created significant new hurdles for her defense team, including the possibility of criminal contempt charges against her lead attorney. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — With a March trial date quickly approaching in the federal perjury case against Baltimore’s former top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, a series of rulings Tuesday created significant new hurdles for her defense team, including the possibility of criminal contempt charges against her lead attorney.

Mosby, who frequently touted her progressive policies, was defeated in a Democratic primary last year after federal prosecutors accused her of lying about experiencing pandemic-related financial hardship in order to make early withdrawals from her retirement account.

She used the money to buy two Florida vacation properties.