Updated February 6, 2024 at 6:19 p.m. EST|Published February 6, 2024 at 5:44 p.m. EST
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted the former top prosecutor in Baltimore, Marilyn Mosby, of lying to a mortgage lender in 2021 as she purchased a vacation property in Florida that she called her “private oasis.”
U.S. authorities in Maryland alleged that Mosby, 44, lied to mortgage lenders while purchasing two Florida vacation homes — one in Kissimmee, just minutes from Disney World, and a beach condominium in Longboat Key. After deliberating for one day, the jury acquitted Mosby of fraud related to the first property but convicted her of making a false statement to a mortgage lender in 2021 to acquire the second one. Mosby sobbed as the verdicts were read.
A former Baltimore state’s attorney who unsuccessfully prosecuted six of the city’s police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, Mosby was convicted of perjury in a separate trial in November over her moves to withdraw $90,000 from retirement funds, which she used as down payments for the Florida homes. In that case, prosecutors argued that Mosby falsely claimed she was experiencing financial hardships during the coronavirus pandemic to access the money through a Cares Act program.