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Former Baltimore prosecutor found guilty of lying on mortgage application.

Baltimore’s Former Top Prosecutor Found Guilty in Federal Court

Marilyn Mosby Found Guilty of Mortgage Application Fraud

Baltimore’s former top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, was convicted in federal court for falsifying a mortgage application for a Florida condominium purchase. This adds to her previous perjury convictions three months ago. The jury acquitted her of a second count of falsifying a mortgage application for another Florida home.

Mosby’s Career and Legal Troubles

Marilyn Mosby was elected Maryland state’s attorney for Baltimore in 2014, making headlines by criminally charging police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. However, she lost her bid for a third term after being indicted on federal charges in January 2022.

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Mosby’s Previous Convictions

Three months ago, a separate jury found Mosby guilty of perjury for falsely claiming to have suffered a work-related financial hardship to request early withdrawals from her city employee retirement account. She used the fraudulently obtained funds to make down payments on two Florida vacation properties.

Details of the Mortgage Application Fraud

Mosby was accused of lying on the applications she submitted to secure loans for the two Florida properties involved in her previous trial. She falsely stated that she received a $5,000 gift from her husband to be applied to the purchase, which was proven untrue.

Legal Ramifications for Mosby

Conviction on a single count of making a false mortgage application carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison. Additionally, Mosby faces up to five years in prison for each of the two perjury counts. U.S. District Judge Lydia Griggsby in Greenbelt, Maryland, has yet to schedule a sentencing hearing for either of the two cases.

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Mosby’s Defense

Mosby maintains her innocence, claiming to be the victim of a politically motivated prosecution by adversaries in the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office who were out to spoil her re-election chances.

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