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Mosby's attorneys ask judge to push trial back to September

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Apr 01, 2022

BALTIMORE — Lawyers for Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby have asked a federal judge overseeing her criminal case to delay the start of trial from May to September.

The request is a reversal from the speedy trial Mosby's lawyers had repeatedly been pushing for since her indictment.

“What I’m asking for is that I be tried right now because I know that I’m innocent,” Mosby said back in February.

Her lawyers now say they need more time to allow their experts to look over the government's evidence.

Prosecutors strongly disagreed, saying the evidence Mosby's lawyers want more time to review, mostly consists of her own financial records.

"The circumstances resulting in this motion are entirely of defense counsel’s own making. The Government has consistently met its discovery obligations in this matter and stands prepared to try this case in court on May 2, 2022. The Defendant’s motion should be denied," prosecutors said in court filings. "As part of their effort to try this case in the press, the Defendant and her counsel have repeatedly demanded a speedy trial in various public settings."

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In their filing, Mosby's attorneys also claim the judge recently expressed concerns of whether or not the trial could go on as scheduled.

Prosecutors called that a mischaracterization of what really happened.

"That is not what occurred," prosecutors wrote. "As the transcript will show, the Court expressed concern that because expert disclosures had not been made by the defense, the trial date could be in jeopardy."

If Mosby's motion is granted, the trial would not start until after the primary election is held in which Mosby faces two opponents.

The judge has not yet ruled on if that date will change.

On Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m., both parties will participate in a telephone conference to discuss the motion, request to move trial.