Mayoral candidate Nick J. Mosby on Thursday asked the state prosecutor's office to investigate an email circulating on his campaign's letterhead that he says his staff did not write or send.
The email, which purports to be from Mosby's campaign manager Mike Bland, criticizes fellow mayoral candidates Sheila Dixon and Catherine E. Pugh for taking campaign money from the "Greek Mafia" and the "Italian Connection," respectively.
"Our campaign does not condone this type of act," Mosby said. "It did not come from anyone in my campaign or associated with my campaign."
A news release from the Mosby campaign said that an email account belonging to Bland had been "hacked." But Mosby said at a news conference held at his campaign headquarters in Clipper Mill that he no longer believed that was true. He said workers checked the email account in question and found it had not been tampered with.
"We think they doctored the email," Mosby said. "It's shameful if any other campaign is trying to employ these types of tactics."