Former Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby sentenced to 1 year of home confinement

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Marilyn Mosby, the former Baltimore City State’s Attorney, will not be going to prison for perjury and mortgage fraud. Instead, she will face three years of supervised release, including 12 months of home confinement, as ruled by a judge on Thursday, as reported by CBS. Mosby and her supporters were relieved and celebrated the decision. She is required to forfeit her Florida condo and retain only 10% of the proceeds, reflecting the initial 10% she put down to secure the mortgage. The judge, Lydia K. Griggsby, based her decision on Mosby’s role as a mother and the nonviolent nature of her offenses.

Mosby expressed her emotional gratitude to her supporters, stating, “I just want to say from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. Thank you for the fight,” she said. “Thank you for the federal public defender team who so eloquently advocated on my behalf… I swear God sent angels into my life.” Mosby and her public defenders have announced plans to appeal both verdicts and are actively seeking a presidential pardon. “This is not over, but God was here today,” Mosby declared. “He touched the heart of this judge and has allowed me to go home to my babies.”

Although Mosby was facing up to 40 years in prison, she received a much lighter sentence. Prosecutors had suggested a 20-month sentence, alleging that Mosby committed perjury by withdrawing from a retirement account and engaged in mortgage fraud by falsifying documents related to a $5,000 gift from her husband, Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby.

Mosby’s prominent supporters, such as former St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner and civil rights attorney Ben Crump, stood by her, claiming she was targeted due to her progressive political beliefs. Crump stated, “What is different here today is underneath that white collar is the neck of a Black woman who dared to challenge the status quo.”

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