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BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced this week that a Baltimore City Grand Jury has indicted former Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Lane Chaudry on over 80 charges.
The charges levied against Chaudry include stalking, extortion, harassment, obtaining phone records without authorization, felony theft scheme, and misconduct in office.
The 88-count indictment alleges that, while serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City, Chaudry abused grand jury subpoenas and other court processes, as well as other official investigative tools, on multiple occasions for his personal purposes to obtain private telephone records and other information that he then used to stalk two former romantic partners.
The indictment also alleges that he took advantage of his office to obtain telephone records related to his former romantic partners and their associates for years under false pretenses, as well as extorting money from an individual on behalf of a friend.
“Our justice system, particularly the significant role and power of the grand jury, relies on the integrity of law enforcement officials—especially prosecutors,” stated State Prosecutor Howard. “Our office will work to ensure public officials who abuse positions of trust and authority are investigated and, where appropriate, prosecuted.”
State Prosecutor Howard acknowledged Deputy State Prosecutor Sarah R. David and Office of the State Prosecutor Special Agent John Sieracki for their work on this case.