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Baltimore ex-prosecutor faces 30 years in prison for faking mortgage

Robert Besser
11 Feb 2024

BALTIMORE, Maryland: In addition to two perjury convictions three months ago, Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's former head prosecutor, was found guilty in federal court on February 6 of falsifying a mortgage application for a condominium purchase in Florida.

However, U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said that the jury in Mosby's latest trial acquitted her of a second count of falsifying a mortgage application for another Florida home.

Elected Maryland state's attorney for Baltimore in 2014, Democrat Mosby, 44, became the youngest head prosecutor of any major U.S. city.

In 2015, she criminally charging police officers for the death of a Black detainee, Freddie Gray.

After she was indicted on federal charges in January 2022, Mosby lost her bid for a third term.

Mosby was found to have falsely claimed to have suffered a work-related financial hardship to request two early withdrawals from her city employee retirement account and fraudulently invoked a federal CARES Act provision.

The US$90,000 she was convicted of drawing on fraudulently used down payments on the two Florida vacation properties.

While she was the state's attorney for Baltimore, Mosby was earning a gross annual salary of nearly $250,000, Prosecutors said.

In a statement, the U.S. Attorney's Office said being convicted on a single count of making a false mortgage application carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison.

A sentencing hearing has yet to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lydia Griggsby in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Mosby claimed she was innocent of wrongdoing and the victim of a politically motivated prosecution.

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