What’s happening?

Six City Council members sent a letter to council president Nick Mosby on Saturday addressing recent findings by the Baltimore City Board of Ethics, WBAL TV 11 reports. The letter marks the first time that City Council members have spoken publicly about the matter.

What did the letter say? 

The letter was written in response to an ethics board’s report released Thursday that found violations related to a legal defense fund dedicated to Mosby and his wife. The board said that Mosby did not properly verify the identities of donors to the fund, which is required to prevent donations from individuals or companies in business relationships with the city or officials, WBAL reported on May 12.

The council members voiced their disappointment and urged Mosby to obey the board’s instructions to return the money and disclose donors of the trust. “We write to express to you our dismay at the Ethics Board’s findings,” the council members wrote. “For the sake of the trust and morale of both the public and the City Council, we ask that you immediately and fully comply with the order.”

The letter was signed by Zeke Cohen, D-District 1; Ryan Dorsey, D-District 3; James Torrence, D-District 7; Kristerfer Burnett, D-District 8; Phylicia Porter, D-District 10; and Odette Ramos, D-District 14.

Anything else I should know? 

Following the report, Mosby expressed confusion about the ethics board’s conclusion and denied the violations. 

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