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Prosecutor who charged officers in Freddie Gray's death spared jail time after fraud and perjury conviction

Baltimore's former top prosecutor avoided prison during her sentencing Thursday after being convicted of perjury and mortgage fraud, the Associated Press reported.

A federal judge sentenced Marilyn Mosby, who rose to national prominence after accusing police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, to 12 months of house arrest and 100 hours of community service. seconds in the PA. Mosby was previously convicted of lying about her finances during the COVID-19 pandemic to access $90,000 from Baltimore's deferred compensation plan to make down payments on vacation homes in Florida.

Although Mosby was spared time behind bars, he initially faced 40 years in prison. seconds on the Hill

Mosby maintains her innocence, with the judge sentencing her saying Mosby's lack of remorse was “a barrier” to her legal team's request to avoid prison.

James Wyda, one of Mosby's lawyers, announced that they would appeal his conviction and ask President Joe Biden for a pardon. A coalition of liberal racial justice organizations sent a letter to Biden on May 7 asking him to pardon Mosby.

“We share your desire for racial equity, Mr. President; this prosecution is a direct contradiction with his administration's commitment to fairness”, the letter states

Mosby's defense team filed a motion in February 2022 to dismiss the case against her, claiming it was racially and politically motivated, Fox 5 News Baltimore reported.

Some have criticized Mosby's record, arguing that he was too soft on crime during his tenure. Homicides, rape, assault, and theft increased dramatically under his watch. seconds at The Heritage Foundation. In 2021, Mosby decided to stop prosecuting drug possession, prostitution and some traffic violations, along with other crimes, NBC News reported.

Mosby too threatened to prosecute federal agents if former President Donald Trump deployed them to restore order during the uproar over the death of George Floyd in 2020.

Mosby's legal team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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