The verdict has finally come for the case of former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Mosby was convicted on two counts of perjury for statements made regarding money taken during the pandemic.
Mosby had claimed financial hardship so that she could withdraw money from the city retirement fund.
The judge has not yet set a date for sentencing, but Mosby is now facing as much as five years for each conviction.
However, even if she gets the maximum, her sentences will likely run concurrently.
U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron stated, "We respect the jury’s verdict and remain steadfastly committed to our mission to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, protect the civil rights of all Americans, and safeguard public property.”
Mosby had taken out $90,000 from the retirement fund based on financial hardship during the pandemic, but records show that she used that money to put down payments on Florida vacation homes.
She ended up losing her re-election bid in 2022 amid this scandal.
Even if she gets off with a slap on the wrist in this case, she is not quite out of the woods just yet.
Mosby is also facing federal charges for false mortgage applications, also related to the two vacation homes she bought with the money she took from the fund.
Those charges could result in a 30-year prison sentence for each charge.
Mosby must know something that we don’t know because when she came out of the courtroom after the verdict, reporters asked her how she felt about the ruling, and she reportedly responded, "I'm blessed.”
But then again, she is a Democrat, so the fix is probably already in.