Andrew Radding quoted in front-page Baltimore Sun article on Marilyn Mosby mortgage fraud conviction.

Andrew Radding, of counsel at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, was quoted in a front-page The Baltimore Sun article discussing a mortgage fraud conviction of former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

The article, published on Feb. 16, discussed a then-upcoming debate over whether the conviction should be overturned. Mosby had faced two counts of mortgage fraud, having been accused of making seven false statements for two Florida properties each worth almost $1 million. During a Feb. 6 hearing, Mosby was found guilty of one count of mortgage fraud and was acquitted of the other.

Radding, who is not involved in Mosby’s case, commented on an upcoming decision by U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby on whether to let the guilty verdict stand.

“It’s an extraordinarily high standard for a judge to overturn and say, ‘the jury has convicted, but I’m going to acquit,’” he told The Baltimore Sun. “You just don’t see it. It happens, but it’s very rare.” In an article published later the same day, The Baltimore Sun reported that Griggsby had upheld Mosby’s conviction.

Prior to Griggsby’s decision, Mosby’s legal team had asked to throw out all charges, citing the Sixth Amendment of U.S. Constitution that an individual has the right to be tried in the district where the crimes have allegedly occurred. The question, and the jury’s guilty verdict, centered on a gift letter composed by Mosby to show she possessed the funds needed to close on one of the Florida properties.

The prosecutors accused Mosby of falsifying a letter about a $5,000 “gift,” the charge on which the jury ultimately found Mosby guilty. The evidence showed that Mosby completed the letter on Feb. 9 and 10, 2021, while in Baltimore, according to the prosecutors. She did not travel to Florida to close on the property until Feb. 16.

“The evidence seems to indicate that Ms. Mosby was in town, in Maryland, when the whole thing with the gift letters commenced and that it was sent there from Maryland,” Radding said. He added that he thought the prosecutors’ argument had “the better of it.”

The updated article reported that Mosby has been ordered to surrender her passport and will face sentencing on May 23 for this conviction, as well as two counts of perjury another jury found her guilty of in November.


Andrew RaddingAndrew Radding is among the Baltimore region’s most prominent complex litigation attorneys. Over the past five decades, his litigation work has spanned a variety of practice areas including white-collar criminal defense, family law, intellectual property, estates, and business disputes. He has expanded his focus on complex disputes to provide legal counsel to professional service providers in licensing and ethics disputes. Learn more about Andrew.


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