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Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby files run for reelection

Nick Mosby files for re-election as Baltimore City Council President
Nick Mosby files for re-election as Baltimore City Council President 00:29

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby has filed to run for reelection, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections website. 

Nick Mosby made headlines when he took the witness stand ex-wife Marilyn Mosby's mortgage fraud trial, giving emotional testimony about the breakdown of their marriage.  

Prosecutors accused Marilyn Mosby of lying on mortgage applications for two vacation homes in Florida to get lower interest rates.

She described finding an IRS letter saying they owed thousands in taxes, but said Nick told her she had the situation under control.

Testifying in her defense, Nick Mosby said he blames himself for Mosby's legal troubles.  "Ultimately, it was because of my mismanagement of the tax situation that she's here in court," Nick said.

The trial exposed his own personal financial mismanagement. Nick testified he was behind on his mortgage, in default on his student loans, had his car repossessed and lied about a tax lien.

Federal prosecutors also said he claimed thousands of dollars in charitable tax deductions he did not have the money to make, according to an FBI forensic analysis of his bank accounts. 

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On Wednesday, Mayor Brandon Scott responded to concerns Mr. Mosby should resign.

"As long as he is serving in that role as city council president, he has a duty to do that role, and the voters in Baltimore will determine whether he should have that or not," Mayor Brandon Scott said. "For me, I just have to do my job and work with whoever is in the role," Scott said.

Today, I filed for re-election as your City Council President. I'm proud of the work my team, this city council and I have done and of the way the people of Baltimore have embraced our vision for a safer and stronger city. While this officially begins a new campaign, the work of striving to make Baltimore better is not new to me. I have always loved this city – my city- and I'm grateful for every opportunity I have been afforded to serve.

I love this city and the people who are blessed to call Baltimore our home. We've come a long way and yet there is still so much more to accomplish. Together and with God, we will keep pushing Baltimore forward. Let's go!  

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