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1 challenger for prosecutor’s office clears residency hurdle

March 20, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the two lawyers seeking to unseat Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has won out over a complaint that he’s not lived in the city long enough to qualify for the ballot.

News outlets report Circuit Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill ruled Tuesday that evidence shows Thiru Vignarajah has lived at least two years in a Federal Hill condo, qualifying him to challenge the incumbent Democrat. The former deputy attorney general’s attorney presented voting records, car registration documents, tax records and other evidence to prove his client’s home.

Citizens had filed complaints against both of Mosby’s challengers, Vignarajah and defense lawyer Ivan Bates. Both Democrats own more than one home, and were accused of maintaining primary residences outside Baltimore.

A hearing on Bates’ motion to dismiss is scheduled for Thursday.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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