Former Baltimore assistant state’s attorney charged criminally with subpoenaing phone calls, stalking ex-girlfriends

State authorities have filed 88 criminal charges against former Baltimore homicide prosecutor Adam Chaudry, alleging he subpoenaed phone records to stalk and harass the women he dated over nearly two years.

Chaudry, who worked 13 years in the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, is charged with dozens of counts of misconduct in office, illegally obtaining phone records, stalking, harassment and extortion.


Zy Richardson, spokeswoman for the office, initially said Chaudry was fired June 18 after officials reviewed the allegations. She later said he resigned in lieu of termination. His defense attorneys maintain Chaudry simply resigned June 18; they provided his resignation letter.

Maryland State Prosecutor Prosecutor Charlton Howard III announced the charges Tuesday.


“Our justice system, particularly the significant role and power of the grand jury, relies on the integrity of law enforcement officials — especially prosecutors,” Howard said in a statement. “Our office will work to ensure public officials who abuse positions of trust and authority are investigated and, where appropriate, prosecuted.”

Former Baltimore assistant state’s attorney Adam Chaudry

With a 41-page grand jury indictment, state prosecutors allege Chaudry subpoenaed phone records of several ex-girlfriends beginning in July 2019 as well as jail calls between one woman and a family member behind bars. He also allegedly requested records from phone companies under the guise of “special investigations.”

When one woman broke off a relationship with him, he subpoenaed her phone 33 times over two years, according to the indictment. She repeatedly told him to leave her alone, but he persisted.

“It has been over a year now and I need you to move on,” she wrote him in an email quoted in the indictment. “I was hoping that by ignoring the texts, calls, and flowers, you would understand how I feel, but now I will make it very clear ... Please do not send me any more flowers or anything else ... It makes me uncomfortable ... I asked you not to send anything to my mom, and you decided to send a card and flowers. It is too much and it needs to stop.”

Three weeks later, he allegedly asked an investigator in the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office to pull the woman’s driving record and gather photos. Using his state’s attorney email address, he contacted employees at a hotel where she stayed for information about her visit, according to the indictment.

Whether he was fired, as Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office initially said, or resigned, he did submit a resignation letter, his attorneys said.

“It is with a heavy heart that I tender this letter, but I truly believe that my departure at this stage is necessary to not provide a distraction to the admirable work done selflessly by every member of the team,” wrote Chaudry, adding that he sought to protect the integrity of the office.

His cases were reassigned immediately and evaluated, Richardson said. “To date, we’ve found no reason to question the legitimacy of his cases.”


His defense attorneys, Steven Silverman and Patrick Seidel — Seidel himself a former homicide prosecutor who worked alongside Chaudry — had strong words about the case, saying it was without basis, lacked merit and was “rife with legal and factual errors of which the state prosecutor is personally aware.”

“This case does not involve any allegation of physical injury nor is there any pecuniary gain,” they wrote in an email. “This begs the question on the practicality and necessity of charging 88 separate counts, which seasoned practitioners view as throwing everything against the wall and hoping something sticks. Mr. Chaudry maintains his innocence and intends to mount a vigorous defense.”

Maximum penalties for the counts range from 90 days in prison and a $500 fine for harassment to 25 years in prison and a $25,000 fine for extortion.

His defense attorneys argue the state prosecutor overreached with the case because, they say, Chaudry isn’t considered a public official under the law and therefore the state prosecutor has no jurisdiction to charge him, particularly with the crime of misconduct in office.

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The indictment goes on to allege Chaudry used law enforcement tools to monitor another woman he dated. She had a family member behind bars.

“During their relationship, Chaudry would tell Victim 2 information related to her family that she had asked him not to access and that she believed he discovered through official channels,” prosecutors wrote in the indictment.


According to the indictment, he also tried to extort one woman’s ex-boyfriend, an apparent professional athlete, over money she loaned the man. Chaudry allegedly told her he would have his investigators find out where the ex-boyfriend is staying and send a target letter to him and his sports agent. The indictment doesn’t name the ex-boyfriend.

“This correspondence is to serve as notice to you that the Office of the State’s Attorney has opened a criminal investigation into the failure of remittance of payment,” Chaudry allegedly wrote him.

The letter is addressed from Mosby and signed by Chaudry, according to the indictment.

State prosecutors and Maryland State Troopers executed a search warrant at Chaudry’s office in May.

Chaudry earned $96,350 in fiscal year 2020, according to a city employee salary database.