Maryland’s Chief of Staff Marilyn Mosby was charged with lying on mortgage loan applications for two vacation properties she purchased in Florida.
Mosby, a Democrat, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two charges of perjury and false statements in connection with mortgage applications, It reported Yahoo News. The indictment was dropped Thursday.
That the charge alleges mother of two lied about experiencing “adverse economic consequences” during the pandemic in 2020.
Federal prosecutors say her nearly $ 250,000 gross salary increased by nearly $ 10,000 between 2019 and 2020.
The indictment also alleges that Mosby lied on a COVID assistance application. She claimed she lost income during the pandemic and received $ 36,000, which she used “for a payout for a vacation home in Kissimmee Florida” in September 2020.
The indictment accuses Mosby of lying on nearly $ 500,000 mortgage applications for Kissimmee, Florida, home and a nearly $ 430,000 mortgage for a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida.
Mosby risks a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each case of perjury and a maximum of 30 years for each charge of making false mortgage applications.
Mosby, 41, became known in 2015 for prosecuting five Baltimore police officers who arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015.
Gray was found without reacting to the back of an unshelled wagon. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The five officers were eventually acquitted of all charges.