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Allegheny Co. Controller Chelsa Wagner, Husband To Surrender On Charges In Detroit

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Allegheny County controller Chelsa Wagner and her husband, Khari Mosley, will turn themselves in for arraignment in Detroit this Monday, March 25.

That's the word from the Wayne County (Michigan) prosecuting attorney, Kym Worthy, who has charged the couple based on an altercation with Detroit police at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel on March 6 following a joint symphony rap concert.

Chelsa Wagner
Chelsa Wagner (Photo Credit: KDKA)

Wagner has been charged with two counts of resisting arrest and obstructing the police, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of two years and one count of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days.

Mosley has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of disturbing the peace. Both charges are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of 90 days.

Wagner and Mosley are represented by Detroit attorney Charles Longstreet, whom court officials tell KDKA is a familiar attorney in the criminal court system.


Wagner is unopposed for both renomination in the Democratic primary this May and for reelection this November.

But a felony conviction does carry a risk of removal from office.

Article VI, Section 7, of the Pennsylvania Constitution allows the removal of a local elected official by the governor when convicted of "misbehavior in office or any infamous crime," with 2/3 vote of the state Senate.

Courts have ruled that a felony could be an infamous crime, although a felony in Michigan could be a misdemeanor in this state.

At this point, with no one convicted of anything, we are a long way from this.

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