Maryland prosecutor Marilyn Mosby charged with allegedly lying about past loan application at vacation home
Mosby won $250,000, but said she was facing financial hardship related to COVID.
A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted Baltimore City state attorney Marilyn Mosby on two counts of perjury and misrepresentation on mortgage applications she allegedly used to purchase two vacation properties in Florida, according to an unsealed file Thursday.
Mosby gained national notoriety after filing charges against the six officers who arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015. His death while in police custody sparked days of protests and at times violent unrest in Baltimore . None of the officers were ultimately convicted of the charges.
The indictment alleges Mosby lied on federal loan applications, including one where she claimed to have suffered “negative financial consequences” in her position as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while prosecutors claim that his gross salary of nearly $250,000 was never reduced in 2020. In fact, the indictment states that Mosby’s gross salary increased by nearly $10,000 between 2019 and 2020.
As a result of her relief application, Mosby received $36,000, which she used “for a down payment for a Kissimmee, Florida vacation home” she purchased in September 2020.
The indictment accuses Mosby of making false statements on mortgage applications of nearly $500,000 for the Kissimmee, Florida home and a mortgage of nearly $430,000 for a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida.
If convicted of the charges, the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office said Mosby faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for each of the two counts of perjury and a maximum of 30 years for each of the two counts. false mortgage applications, although the actual penalties for such crimes are generally less than the maximum penalties.
Mosby did not plead guilty to any of the charges and did not have his first court appearance scheduled for Thursday night.
A Mosby spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday evening.