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Disgraced Ex-Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

Disgraced former Baltimore district attorney Marilyn Mosby sobbed in court Tuesday after being found guilty of mortgage fraud. The sentence could carry decades in prison.

The Democratic Party served as president from 2015 until losing his re-election bid in 2022. was indicted For perjury and mortgage fraud charges related to the withdrawal of funds from the city’s deferred compensation program.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks to supporters and campaign workers at Melba’s Place on July 19, 2022, on the night of the Baltimore primary. (Vincent Alban/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

prosecutor believe In May 2020, Mosby sought to withdraw $40,000 from a city retirement account, using the CARES Act, the first coronavirus relief bill, the city reported. baltimore sun.

Although she blamed her exit on financial hardship due to the pandemic, her salary actually increased by $10,000 that year, bringing her total to $248,000, according to a local newspaper.

According to the indictment, Mosby took $36,000 from a retirement compensation account and used it to purchase rental property in the Orlando, Florida, area.

“However, prosecutors allege that when she purchased the property, she lied about the federal tax lien and lowered the interest rate by falsely stating that the property was a second home.” . Sun report.

Mosby, 44, was charged with both perjury and criminal mischief. mortgage fraud He was indicted in January 2022; was found guilty Perjury incident in November 2023.

Marilyn Mosby (Andrew Burton/Getty)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, a former top prosecutor was found guilty of mortgage fraud for making false statements on financial documents related to luxury condominiums he purchased on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

“As she lay on her application for a mortgage on a second property in Kissimmee, Florida, she began to cry as the jury began absolving her of similar charges.” daily mail report.

Mosby faces up to 30 years in prison for fraud and an additional 10 years for perjury, but sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

The progressive district attorney’s anti-crime policies were blamed in large part for Baltimore’s crime spike. Especially after her incident. announced The move would end prosecutions of certain low-level crimes such as prostitution, drug possession and minor traffic offenses in 2021.

Mosby claimed her then-husband gave her $5,000 to take out a $428,400 loan on a property on the Gulf Coast to get a lower interest rate, but prosecutors say she transferred the funds to him. He then submitted evidence showing that he had sent the money. To myself.

Mosby’s ex-husband is Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby. It has been submitted for divorce Nick Mosby was not charged and remains in office despite admitting he “made a mistake” and was not “a perfect person” following his ex-wife’s conviction.

When reporters asked if they expected charges to be filed, city council leaders insisted they had been completely transparent and were not afraid of such a thing happening.

According to the newspaper, Mosby “failed to disclose that he owed $45,000 in federal taxes and lied about being a first-time homebuyer to secure a better interest rate.” “I’ve arrived.” daily mail.

Jurors announced a split verdict, acquitting her of a second mortgage fraud charge related to a Kissimmee property.

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