Former Baltimore attorney Marilyn Mosby convicted of two counts of perjury

Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby (C) leaves court for the first day of the Caesar Goodson trial on June 9, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, US.  - Reuters
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (C) leaves court for the first day of the Caesar Goodson trial on June 9, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, US. – Reuters

Marilyn Mosby, a former high-ranking prosecutor in Baltimore, became widely known in 2015 after charging six police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

However, Mosby’s reputation has taken a hit after he was recently found guilty of two counts of perjury for providing false information on loan applications for two Florida vacation homes.

The US Justice Department revealed that Mosby had pleaded not guilty to the charges last year.

Prosecutors accused them of using a provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is designed to help people financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to withdraw money from their retirement accounts. Was created for. cnn informed of.

The former prosecutor faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for two counts of perjury and is also accused of false mortgage applications for vacation homes in another federal case, which is being prosecuted separately. And the date of hearing has not been announced yet.

In January 2022, a federal grand jury indicted Mosby for lying on an application while claiming adverse financial consequences due to the pandemic, despite earning a gross salary of more than $200,000 in 2020.

Additionally, Mosby failed to disclose $45,000 in federal delinquent taxes and claimed to be the primary resident in one of the homes in order to receive a lower rate. Additionally, he sold a house at a profit of $150,000. baltimore sun informed of.

At the time, Mosby described the charges as a “political ploy” and said she was “categorically innocent”.

There has been no comment yet from Mosby’s attorney.

During closing arguments, Mosby’s lead attorney and federal public defender James Vaida said the case was “about a three-page form and what Marilyn Mosby had in mind when she filled it out,” cnn associated WBAL-TV informed of. “The government wasted time on things that don’t matter.”

Wyda said in court that Mosby told the truth when she filed documents saying the pandemic had an adverse impact on her business, claiming she “established the business, put money into it and was planning to make it profitable in 2020.” Is working for.”

“She was qualified and she reasonably believed she was qualified. He is innocent,” Vaida added.

According to Washington Post, Mosby said after the verdict outside the court: “I am blessed. I am blessed. I have nothing else to say.”

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