Former Baltimore prosecutor accused of persecuting women

BALTIMORE (AP) – Nearly 90 criminal charges have been filed against a former Baltimore homicide prosecutor, alleging he sued phone records for persecuting and harassing the women he had dated for nearly two years, authorities said.

Adam Chaudry, who worked for Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office for 13 years, is charged with dozens of counts of misconduct, illegal obtaining telephone records, stalking, harassment and extortion, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Zy Richardson, a spokeswoman for the office, initially said Chaudry was fired on June 18 after officials reviewed the allegations. She later said he withdrew instead of resigning. Defense attorneys maintain that Chaudry simply withdrew on June 18; they gave his farewell letter.

With a 41-page jury indictment, prosecutors claim Chaudry has sued phone records from several ex-girlfriends from July 2019 as well as jail calls between a woman and a family member behind bars. He allegedly also requested records from telephone companies under the guise of “special investigations”.

Chaudry’s defense attorneys, Steven Silverman and Patrick Seidel, said Chaudry is not considered a public servant under the law and that the state prosecutor therefore has no jurisdiction to charge him, especially for the crime of misconduct in office.

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