Marilyn Mosby, former Baltimore City State’s Attorney, was found guilty of two counts of perjury by a federal judge in Maryland.
Mosby, who was regarded as Baltimore’s highest-ranking prosecutor from 2015 to earlier this year, after she falsely claimed of suffering from financial hardships due to pandemic and obtained federal funds illegally.
According to Justice Department, the former attorney used the money for down payment of her two vacation homes in Florida.
Jurors began to deliberate on Thursday after opening statements on Monday. Mosby did not testify during the trial.
She was known was charging six police officers for a black man’s death, who apparently died in police custody in 2015. The officers were later either acquitted or their trails were pronounced mistrials.
As per the DOJ, Mosby submitted COVID-19 related distribution requests for withdrawals of $40,000 and $50,000 respectively.
The indictment ruled that the claims made by Mosby regarding her financial difficulties were actually false, and in fact she has received her full gross salary of $247,955.58 from January 1, 2020, through December 29, 2020, in bi-weekly gross pay direct deposits of $9,183.54.