Marilyn Mosby Sentenced to Home Confinement and Ordered to Complete Community Service

Former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby faces up to five years in prison for lying on a loan application and making false statements about the coronavirus.

Marilyn Mosby Sentenced to Home Confinement and Ordered to Complete Community Service

Federal Judge Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby sentenced former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to two years of probation, with one year of home confinement and electronic monitoring, and 250 hours of community service. Mosby was also ordered to pay a fine of $42,800.

The sentencing comes after Mosby, 44, was found guilty in August of two counts of perjury and two counts of mortgage fraud. She had been accused of lying on a loan application in order to purchase a vacation home in Florida and of making false statements about the coronavirus in order to obtain unemployment benefits.

During the sentencing hearing, Mosby apologized for her actions and said she had taken responsibility for her mistakes. She said she was committed to serving her community and rebuilding trust.

"I understand the seriousness of my conduct and I am deeply remorseful for the harm that I have caused," she said. "I take full responsibility for my actions and I am committed to making amends."

Judge Griggsby said she considered Mosby's history of public service and her family circumstances when imposing the sentence. She said she believed that home confinement would allow Mosby to continue to care for her children while also holding her accountable for her crimes.

"I have considered all of the factors in this case, including the nature and circumstances of the offenses, the history and characteristics of the defendant, and the need to deter criminal conduct and protect the public from further crimes by the defendant," she said. "I believe that the sentence I am imposing is fair and just."

Mosby's attorney, A. Scott Bolden, said he was disappointed with the sentence but respected the court's decision. He said he would continue to fight for Mosby's appeal.

"We are disappointed with the sentence, but we respect the court's decision," he said. "We will continue to fight for Marilyn Mosby and we are confident that she will be exonerated on appeal."

Mosby's sentencing brings an end to a years-long legal battle that has tarnished her reputation and led to her disbarment from practicing law in Maryland. She is the first Baltimore City State's Attorney to be convicted of a crime while in office.

Mosby's conviction is a significant blow to the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, which has been plagued by scandals and controversies in recent years. The office is currently being led by Acting State's Attorney Anthony Brown, who is running for election to the office in November.

The sentencing of Marilyn Mosby is a reminder that no one is above the law, not even elected officials. It is also a reminder that public trust is easily eroded and that those who betray that trust must be held accountable.