Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury returned an indictment late yesterday charging former Baltimore Metropolis Assistant State’s Lawyer Adam Lane Chaudry, age 43, of Baltimore, Maryland, with 10 counts of fraud in connection with getting confidential telephone data. The indictment alleges that Chaudry dedicated the crime understanding that details may perhaps be used in furtherance of and with the intent to dedicate stalking.
The indictment was introduced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron Maryland Condition Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III and Exclusive Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Area Business office.
According to the indictment, from June 2009 to June 18, 2021, Chaudry labored as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office environment (“BSAO”). From September 2015 till he remaining the BSAO Chaudry labored in the BSAO’s Murder Division. Chaudry maintained a romantic romantic relationship with Sufferer #1 from May well 2005 via January 2018 and with Victim #2 from August 2017 through September 2020. Victims #3, #4, and #5 ended up long-time pals of Target #1. At no level ended up any of the victims a witness or target of any felony investigation or prosecution by the BSAO.
The indictment alleges that among January 3, 2019 and April 12, 2021, Chaudry caused 33 grand jury and demo subpoenas to be issued for the telephone records of Target #1. The indictment alleges that Chaudry prompted the subpoenas to show up to be connected to a “special investigation in the Circuit Court docket for Baltimore City” to incorporate no determining situation number and to further state, “The details sought in this subpoena is appropriate and substance to a legitimate legislation enforcement inquiry.” Other subpoenas contained related fraudulent information and facts.
In a equivalent way, Chaudry allegedly triggered grand jury and demo subpoenas to be issued for the telephone information of Target #2 in between February 22, 2019 and April 12, 2021 caused various grand jury and trial subpoenas to be issued for the phone data of Target #3 in between March 12, 2019 and April 21, 2020 induced a number of grand jury and demo subpoenas to be issued for the phone data of Target #4 involving March 22, 2019 and February 8, 2021 and prompted various grand jury and demo subpoenas to be issued for the telephone documents of Target #5 amongst January 21, 2019 and February 18, 2020.
As in depth in the indictment, not only did Chaudry ask for telephone documents for the victims, on January 10, 2019, though Chaudry was living with Target #2, Chaudry asked an investigator from BSAO to operate the title of a relative of Victim #2 who had served time in a detention center in one more Maryland county in a circumstance not involving BSAO. There was no grand jury investigation relating to Target #2 or to Sufferer #2’s relative. After Target #2 and Chaudry ended their marriage, Chaudry allegedly induced to be issued subpoenas for jail phone calls between Victim #2 Target #2’s incarcerated relative. Chaudry also caused to be issued a subpoena for Victim #2’s relative’s visitor logs. According to the indictment, Chaudry further sent a letter on BSAO letterhead for 911 phone calls made by Sufferer #2 that appeared in phone document logs he experienced received. He represented that the documents were “pertinent to a respectable law enforcement inquiry.”
In addition, the indictment alleges that on March 26, 2019, an investigator at BSAO presented Chaudry information that Chaudry had earlier requested such as Victim #1’s house address, MVA data, and her driver’s license photograph. Chaudry then allegedly used the facts, including Victim #1’s driver’s license photograph to get in touch with a lodge to ask for information and facts about Victims #1 and #3’s stays at the resort using his BSAO electronic mail tackle. The lodge variety appeared in Sufferer #1’s cellphone data earlier received by Chaudry.
If convicted, Chaudry faces a utmost sentence of 10 years in federal prison for each and every count, with a attainable improvement of five years in jail per depend for stalking. Precise sentences for federal crimes are commonly a lot less than the greatest penalties. A federal district court decide will ascertain any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Tips and other statutory things. Chaudry will have an initial visual appeal at a later date in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
An indictment is not a acquiring of guilt. An specific billed by indictment is presumed harmless except and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
United States Legal professional Erek L. Barron counseled the FBI and State Prosecutor’s Workplace for their get the job done in the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean R. Delaney and Particular Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah R. David, who are prosecuting the federal case.
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