Marilyn Mosby, convicted of two counts of perjury last week, will not be sentenced until she stands trial for pending mortgage fraud charges, a judge said today.
It’s not clear when that second trial will take place.
In a telephone conference with defense attorneys and federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby said she would propose potential dates for a trial in the first quarter of 2024.
Griggsby’s ruling comes after a jury on Thursday found that the former Baltimore state’s attorney lied about having experienced hardship during the pandemic in order to make early withdrawals of retirement funds.
Mosby used the $90,000 she obtained from the city’s Deferred Compensation Plan to purchase two vacation homes in Florida.
In the second criminal case, Mosby is charged with making false mortgage applications to buy those properties.
During the three-day trial, Mosby was accused of lying on a form she filled out to make the withdrawals by checking a box indicating she had suffered “adverse financial consequences” related to Covid.
Prosecutors said Mosby was never furloughed and saw her salary rise from $238,000 to $248,000 that year.
Her lawyers argued that she suffered hardship because Covid halted her travel business, Mahogany Elite Enterprises, and two affiliates.
Prosecutors said the LLCs, which she told The Brew in 2020 had no employees, revenues or clients and would not be operating while she was in office, were never real businesses.