Criminal Justice

Former prosecutor gets prison time for stalking by subpoena

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A former homicide prosecutor in Baltimore has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for using subpoenas to obtain confidential phone records that provided personal information about two former girlfriends.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett of the District of Maryland sentenced former Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Lane Chaudry last week, the Daily Record reports in a story noted by the Legal Profession Blog.

An April 18 press release is here.

Chaudry, now 43, admitted that he used the information to stalk his victims. He pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud in December. He has also agreed to disbarment.

During the April 18 sentencing hearing, Chaudry attributed his actions to built-up stress that intensified as a result of his work as a homicide prosecutor, according to the Daily Record.

“I realize today that this allocution I’ll make will be the last closing argument I’ll ever make in court,” Chaudry told the judge. “I understand the trust that I betrayed.”

Bennett also ordered Chaudry to serve three years of supervised release and to obtain mental health treatment.

Chaudry was initially charged in state court, but those charges were dropped after his federal indictment, according to prior coverage by the Baltimore Sun.

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