Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby (D) is interviewed by NBC News on August 24, 2016, in Baltimore. — X/@larryfrench Marilyn Mosby was previously among Maryland’s most influential law enforcement officers, however, she could now have to spend time in jail or lose her legal licence on charges of perjury.
A jury found former Baltimore top prosecutor Mosby guilty of two counts of perjury on Thursday.
Prominent defence lawyer J Wyndal Gordon, who appeared in court to defend Mosby, remarked, “It seems the jury got caught up on Ms. Mosby and her income.”
Gordon texted Mosby following the decision.
“All I could do is send her a message through text and say we’re still praying for you and your family,” Gordon said.
The jury concluded that Mosby had lied to withdraw funds from her retirement account, claiming to have lost money due to Covid-19 for her Mahogany Elite travel agency.
A Jamaican vacation for Mahogany Elite is one of her most recent Instagram images.
In part, the prosecution has indicated that they would proceed with the mortgage fraud case, alleging that Mosby obtained a reduced interest rate for one of her vacation properties in Florida by falsely agreeing not to rent it out, even though she had every intention of doing so.
Perhaps a plea agreement might be arranged. The trial has not been scheduled.
“Some may say she brought it on herself,” Gordon said. “I don’t subscribe to that. Fine. You got what you wanted. She’s out of office. I hope and pray she does not serve time in jail. I just don’t think it’s necessary to put Marilyn Mosby in jail.”
For each of the two charges of perjury, Mosby may get a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.
The sentencing date has not yet been set by US District Judge Lydia K. Griggsby.
Mosby is also charged with two counts of fabricating mortgage applications in a concurrently active federal case, which pertains to the acquisition of two Florida vacation properties.
Those charges remain pending and a trial date has not been set.
If convicted of those counts, the defendant faces a maximum of 30 years in federal prison for each of the two remaining counts.
Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.