Former Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby broke down in tears after her guilty verdict was announced in a federal court on Tuesday.
She was convicted on a single count of mortgage fraud for lying on a loan application.
Mosby, 44, wailed and sobbed in court as the verdict on count 2 was announced.
The former prosecutor appeared disoriented as she was led from the courtroom to a waiting vehicle.
She faces a maximum of 30 years in federal prison.
Prosecutors say Mosby used a bogus COVID hardship claim to withdraw money from retirement accounts to buy two Florida vacation homes.
Mosby bought a $545,000 house near Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida in the summer of 2020. She also purchased a luxury $476,000 condo on the waterfront in Longboat Key in early 2021.
Prosecutors say she lied about a $5,000 gift from her then-husband for a deposit on one home.
Federal prosecutors traced the money from her own bank account to her then-husband. The money was then wired back to her bank account.
Mosby also did not disclose that she owed $45,000 in federal income taxes. And she lied that she was a first-time homebuyer to secure a lower interest rate.
Mosby testified that she signed the loan applications in good faith. She said she trusted real estate professionals and her then-husband during a stressful time.
Mosby was previously convicted on 2 counts of perjury in a separate criminal trial in November.
Baltimore’s former top prosecutor was known for her tough as nails stance on police brutality.
However, she was criticized for dropping charges on criminals and lawbreakers in her city.
She was best known for charging six police officers involved in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, 25.
Mosby also helped overturn the murder conviction of Adnan Syed. He was serving a 20-year-prison sentence for strangling his then 18-year-old girlfriend.
A judge released Syed from prison despite testimony from a friend who said that he helped Syed bury his then-girlfriend’s body.