Marilyn Mosby, one of Maryland’s most powerful law enforcement figures, faces the possibility of jail time or losing her license over perjury charges.
On Thursday, a jury found former Baltimore District Attorney Mosby guilty of two counts of perjury.
Representing Mosby in court, eminent defense barrister J Wyndal Gordon said: “It appears the jury got Ms Mosby and her income wrong.”
After the decision, Gordon texted Mosby.
“All I could do is text her and say we’re still praying for you and your family,” Gordon said.
The jury concluded that Mosby had lied to get money out of her retirement account and claimed she lost money for her Mahogany Elite travel agency due to Covid-19.
Mahogany Elite’s latest Instagram photo shows her vacation in Jamaica.
Prosecutors, who allege Mosby got a lower interest rate on one of her Florida vacation homes by pretending she wasn’t renting it out — even though she had every intention of doing so — have hinted they may pursue a mortgage fraud case.
A plea deal may be reached. No trial date has been set.
“Some might say she brought it on herself,” Gordon said. “I don’t subscribe to that. Fine. You got what you wanted. She’s out of the office. I hope and pray she doesn’t do any jail time. I just don’t think it’s necessary to put Marilyn Mosby in jail.”
For each of the two perjury charges, Mosby faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.
A sentencing date has not yet been set by U.S. District Judge Lydia K. Griggsby.
Mosby is also charged with two counts of fabricating mortgage applications in a concurrent active federal case related to the acquisition of two vacation properties in Florida.
Those charges remain pending and no trial date has been set.
If convicted of those charges, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison on each of the two remaining charges.
The actual penalties for federal crimes are usually less than the maximum penalties.
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