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Former prosecutor Marilyn Mosby receives one-year home confinement

Former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby sentenced to home confinement for fraud

By Web Desk
May 24, 2024
Marilyn Mosby sentenced to one year of home confinement. — SAO
Marilyn Mosby sentenced to one year of home confinement. — SAO

Former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been sentenced to one year of home confinement in a fraud case. 

The federal judge's ruling comes after Mosby's conviction for perjury and mortgage fraud. She is required to complete community service and give up her Florida vacation home.

”This is not over, but God was here today,” Mosby told her supporters after the verdict. She however, declined to take questions from reporters. Reacting to the ruling, she said that God “touched the heart of the judge” who allowed her to go home with her children.

She is also required to complete 100 hours of community service and wear a location monitoring device during her home detention.

Marilyn Mosby, 43, was convicted by two separate juries. The court found that she withdrew $90,000 from her city Deferred Compensation Plan under false pretences to buy two vacation homes in Florida. Additionally, she was found guilty of lying on a home mortgage application.

Judge Lydia Griggsby found that Marilyn Mosby would not have received mortgage approval without submitting a false $5,000 gift letter from her ex-husband, Nick Mosby. Despite her conviction, Mosby will retain the appreciated value of her original down payment. The home, bought for $428,000, is now worth $886,000.

Mosby had faced a potential 40-year prison sentence. Prosecutors requested 20 months of incarceration, but the defense argued for probation. Judge Griggsby agreed with the defense, citing Mosby's non-violent crime and her responsibilities as a mother of two young daughters.

In the weeks leading up to the sentencing, Mosby's team launched a national media campaign seeking a Presidential pardon. Mosby maintains that she was politically targeted and wrongfully convicted.