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Marilyn Mosby: It’s not over for former Baltimore prosecutor charged with perjury

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby departs the courthouse on the first day of the Caesar Goodson trial in Baltimore, Maryland, US, June 9, 2016. — Reuters

Marilyn Mosby, one of the most powerful law enforcement figures in Maryland, faces the possibility of jail time or losing her licence due to allegations of perjury.

On Thursday, a jury convicted former top prosecutor Mosby of Baltimore guilty of two charges of perjury.

Representing Mosby in court, eminent defence attorney J Wyndal Gordon said, “It seems the jury got caught up on Ms Mosby and her income.”

After the ruling, Gordon texted Mosby.

“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 came to the conclusion that Mosby had lied in order to take money out of her retirement account and claimed to have lost money for her Mahogany Elite travel service because of Covid-19.

Mahogany Elite’s most recent Instagram photo shows her vacationing in Jamaica.

The prosecution, which claims that Mosby got a lower interest rate for one of her Florida vacation homes by pretending not to rent it out—despite having every intention of doing so—has hinted that they may go on with the mortgage fraud case.

Maybe a plea deal may be worked out. There is no set date for the trial.

“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.

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