Marilyn Mosby will not serve prison time on perjury, mortgage fraud charges

BALTIMORE – Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will not serve prison time for perjury and mortgage fraud, a judge ruled Thursday.

Instead, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release and 12 months of house arrest.

A judge ruled that she should Lose her Florida condo and 90% of income. He decided it was 90% because Mosby put 10% down to secure the mortgage.

His supporters include Judge Lydia K. Grigsby’s decision was cheered by spending as much time behind bars as Mosby.

“I just want to say from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. Thank you for fighting,” an emotional Mosby told supporters. “Thank you to the federal public defender for being so eloquent on my behalf…I swear God sent angels into my life.”

Marilyn Mosby speaks to supporters after the verdict

Mosby and his public defenders said they would appeal both rulings. He has been pushed nationally in recent weeks for a presidential pardon and his innocence despite his convictions.

“It’s not over, but God was here today,” Mosby said. “He touched the heart of this judge and allowed me to go home to my children.”

Her daughters also addressed the crowd, thanking them, and Mosby’s oldest daughter said she was inspired to become a lawyer herself.

Before his sentencing, the judge addressed Mosby directly.

“There is no indication that you abused your office,” the judge said. “The behavior is not violent. Most importantly you are the mother of two daughters.”

The judge added that it was a sad and difficult day.

“It’s sad for Mosby and his family. “It’s a sad day for the city of Baltimore. “The court knows you live in Baltimore,” the judge said.

As he approached the courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland, Mosby walked past a busload of supporters and applause. Those supporters prayed in a circle outside.

Mosby faced up to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors recommended 20 months, saying Mosby committed perjury when he testified at his last trial.

He said he had done nothing wrong and was targeted by prosecutors for his progressive stances. She doubled down on that position in her country Campaign for Presidential Pardons.

Marilyn Mosby was first charged in January 2022 and has been pushed through two separate trials.

The first jury found her guilty of perjury in order to obtain a refund From Retirement Account.

A second jury found her husband, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, committed mortgage fraud by falsifying documents about a $5,000 gift. A mortgage for a Florida vacation home.

Mosby had high-profile endorsements from former St. Louis attorney Kim Gardner and civil rights lawyer Ben Crump.

“People united will never be defeated,” Crump said as he took Mosby’s hand outside the courtroom. He has alleged that he was targeted for his progressive political stances, which the government vehemently denies.

“What’s different here today is that the white collar is the neck of a black woman who dared to challenge the status quo,” Crump told the judge.

U.S. Attorney Erek Barron’s office said, “Ms. Mosby’s unrepentant and unrepentant actions belie any remorse, recognition or deterrence.”

The government had asked for a 20-month prison sentence.

Federal prosecutors said Mosby repeatedly lied to a judge and tried to undermine the justice system.

“Marilyn Mosby is unrepentant and unconcerned with the truth,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Delaney told the court. “She is not at liberty to escape the consequences of her words—to say one thing in court and another to the American people.”

Among those watching the proceedings were Keith Davis Jr. and his wife Kelly. Mosby repeatedly brought Keith to trial for murder Heir Evan Bates.

“The tables have definitely turned. I’m not really satisfied to sit back and watch her go through this,” Keith Davis said.

“Her arrogance is extraordinary, and it amazes me…she’s not a victim of the system because she was the system,” Kelly Davis said.

However, both said Mosby will not have to serve time behind bars.

Mosby’s attorneys have sought an injunction against the sale of his Florida properties. The Biden administration has not released a formal response to his request For a presidential pardon.

Mosby must also perform 100 hours of community service.

He was twice voted Baltimore’s top prosecutor and made national headlines for his unsuccessful prosecution of the authorities. Death of Freddie Gray.

Michael Shatzow, who presided over those cases in Mosby’s office, asked Judge Grigsby for leniency and a lenient sentence for Mosby on Thursday, citing his efforts to reform Baltimore’s justice system.

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