She was riding high in her political career and achieved national attention.
But it all came crashing down after a series of bad decisions.
Now Disgraced Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby may be headed to prison for a long time.
Marilyn Mosby became known all across the country after the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
Gray died while in police custody after he was arrested and his death sparked rioting and looting across the city of Baltimore.
Fifteen police officers were injured in the riots and there were 34 arrests as a result of the civil unrest.
While Mosby had filed charges against six police officers involved in the arrest, no officers were charged in the arrest and death in custody of Gray.
Mosby to Baltimore residents: Sorry about that mess I’m going to leave. Good luck with it!
Mosby’s left-wing, soft-on-crime policies were directly correlated with skyrocketing crime in the city.
The situation grew even more dire when Mosby announced she would stop prosecuting prostitution, drug possession and traffic violations.
If turning neighborhoods into crime-ridden cesspools wasn’t enough of a betrayal, Mosby made things look even worse when she plotted to flee the area after paving the way for the crime spike.
According to The Baltimore Sun, prosecutors say that in May 2020, Mosby took advantage of the first coronavirus relief bill by seeking a $40,000 withdrawal from her city retirement account.
Mosby blamed the withdrawal on hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic, but didn’t make sense because her salary actually increased from $238,000 to $248,000 during the year in question.
Mosby used a large portion of the retirement money on a rental property near Orlando, Florida.
But when she purchased the property, she lied about having a federal tax lien and falsely claimed that the property was a second home in order to receive a lower interest rate.
Mosby had also claimed that she was gifted money by her then-husband to take out a loan on the property to get a lower interest rate, but prosecutors showed she transferred the funds to him and then sent the money back to herself.
Prosecutor: She knew better
At trial, the prosecutor made the case that Mosby lied on the mortgage applications, telling the court, “She was the top prosecutor in the city of Baltimore and oversaw hundreds of lawyers. You know what prosecutors know a lot about? Fraud. Mortgage fraud.”
This week she was found guilty of mortgage fraud for lying on financial documents.
Mosby had previously been found guilty of perjury last November.
The Daily Mail reported that Mosby began crying as jurors began by clearing her of a similar charge, lying on an application form to get a mortgage on a second property in Kissimmee, Florida.
The crying worsened when she was convicted of the other charge.
Mosby could face up to thirty years in prison for the mortgage fraud and up to an additional ten years for the perjury convictions.
Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.