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Baltimore’s Former Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Convicted on Two Counts of Perjury

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Marilyn Mosby Baltimore City State’s Attorney Found Guilty on Two Counts

Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been convicted on two counts of perjury by a federal jury. The verdict, delivered on Thursday, revealed that Mosby falsely claimed financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic to withdraw funds from the city’s retirement fund.

Verdict and Reaction

U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron expressed respect for the jury’s decision, emphasizing the commitment to upholding the rule of law. Mosby, who could face a maximum sentence of five years for each perjury count, had initially pleaded not guilty.

Allegations and Financial Transactions: Marilyn Mosby

The charges alleged that Mosby used $90,000 withdrawn from her city retirement accounts, under the false claim of financial hardship, for down payments on two vacation properties in Florida. The former prosecutor, who lost a re-election bid in July 2022, received her full salary of $247,955.58 in 2020, the same year she claimed financial hardship.

Trial Developments and Delay

The trial faced delays in February when Mosby’s entire defense team resigned. Following the guilty verdict, U.S. District Judge Lydia K. Griggsby has yet to schedule a sentencing hearing.

Mosby’s Response and Ongoing Legal Challenges: Marilyn Mosby

Exiting the federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mosby expressed, “I’m blessed,” according to FOX 45. In addition to the perjury charges, Mosby is also confronting two counts of making false mortgage applications in a pending federal case related to the purchase of two Florida vacation homes. A trial date for the mortgage application charges is pending, and if convicted, Mosby could face a maximum prison sentence of 30 years for each count.

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