(RightIsRight.co) – In a huge legal development, infamous former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been found guilty on two counts of perjury by a federal jury.
The jury determined that Mosby falsely claimed financial hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic to access funds from the city’s retirement system, as outlined by federal prosecutors.
Responding to the verdict, U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron emphasized his respect for the jury’s decision and reaffirmed his commitment to legal principles and civil rights. “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,” Barron stated.
The conviction carries a substantial potential penalty, with Mosby facing up to five years in prison for each perjury count. The scheduling of her sentencing hearing by U.S. District Judge Lydia K. Griggsby is still pending.
The charges against Mosby stemmed from allegations that she fraudulently cited financial distress during the pandemic to withdraw $90,000 from her retirement accounts with the city.
Prosecutors argue that these funds were subsequently used as down payments for two vacation properties in Florida. Mosby, who had pleaded not guilty to these charges, suffered a political setback, losing a re-election bid in July 2022 to defense attorney Ivan Bates.
Federal prosecutors highlighted that during 2020, the year she claimed financial hardship, Mosby received her full salary, amounting to $247,955.58. The trial faced a delay in February following the resignation of Mosby’s entire defense team.
Upon exiting the federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, post-verdict, Mosby commented, “I’m blessed,” as reported by FOX 45.
Additionally, Mosby confronts two counts of making false mortgage applications in a related federal case involving the acquisition of two vacation homes in Florida. The trial for this case has yet to be scheduled. Should Mosby be found guilty on these counts, she faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for each count.