Former Baltimore DA Marilyn Mosby Avoids Jail for Fraud and Perjury


Former Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby, convicted of fraud and perjury, will avoid jail time despite facing potential 40-year prison sentences.

Though Mosby asserts her innocence, she was found guilty of exploiting the CARES Act in May 2020, taking $36,000 from the city’s retirement fund to purchase a $428,000 rental property in Florida. Prosecutors proved that she lied about a federal tax lien when buying the Longboat Key property and falsely claimed it as a second home, lowering the interest rate.

The disgraced DA lost her reelection bid in 2022 following her indictments. Nick Mosby was not charged but admitted to making mistakes and not being a “perfect person” after his ex-wife’s convictions.

“The findings of two juries that you did something wrong, breached a public trust, that is very difficult to restore,” Judge Griggsby told Mosby during Thursday’s sentencing. The judge noted that Mosby’s dishonesty victimized people, albeit “not in the traditional sense.”

“You have an absolute right to maintain your innocence and should not be punished in any way for doing so,” Judge Griggsby added.

“To sentence her to prison for minor, non-violent offenses with no victims would be a grave injustice and it would magnify the trauma of her two beautiful daughters,” a statement said. “The crux of the matter is a minor white-collar crime in which many others have been convicted of and sentenced to a slap on the wrist.”

Outside the courtroom, Mosby and her daughters tearfully thanked their supporters. The former prosecutor expressed gratitude, saying, “Thank you. I swear, God sent angels into my life to see me when I felt like I wasn’t being seen, and I’m just so grateful to each and every one of you.”

“[God] has touched the heart of this judge and allowed me to go home to my babies,” she added.

Her daughter expressed that the ordeal had inspired her to become a prosecutor in the future.

Mosby, while maintaining her innocence, has asked President Joe Biden for a presidential pardon.

Olivia Rondeau
Olivia Rondeau
Digital Reporter. Previously, Olivia was a contributor at the Daily Caller, a staff writer at Foundation for Economic Education, and a Pennsylvania Campus Correspondent at Campus Reform. Prior to that, she worked in social media, research, and public relations at Arsenal Media Group. Olivia is a political science major at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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