Marilyn Mosby, the former state’s attorney for the great city of Baltimore, was found guilty on Thursday on two counts of perjury by a federal jury.
Mosby was convicted by a jury for falsely claiming financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic to withdraw money from the city’s retirement fund, as stated by prosecutors.
“We respect the jury’s verdict and remain steadfastly committed to our mission to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, protect the civil rights of all Americans, and safeguard public property,” U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron said.
Each perjury count could result in a maximum sentence of five years in prison for Mosby. U.S. District Judge Lydia K. Griggsby has yet to schedule a sentencing hearing. Initially, Mosby pleaded not guilty to the charges, which accused her of falsely claiming financial hardship to withdraw $90,000 from her city retirement accounts for down payments on two Florida vacation properties, according to prosecutors.
Despite claiming financial hardship, Mosby received her full salary of $247,955.58 in 2020, the year she made the withdrawal from her retirement accounts, federal prosecutors revealed.
The trial experienced a delay in February when Mosby’s entire defense team resigned. Following the verdict, as she exited a federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mosby remarked, “I’m blessed,” as reported by FOX 45.
In addition to the perjury charges, Mosby faces two counts of making false mortgage applications related to the purchase of two Florida vacation homes in a separate federal case. The court has not yet set a trial date for this case. If convicted on these counts, Mosby could face a maximum prison sentence of 30 years for each count.
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