A former Baltimore homicide prosecutor pleaded guilty in federal court Friday, admitting he used his law enforcement authority to stalk former romantic partners.
Adam Lane Chaudry, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements to cellular providers to obtain his former romantic partners’ phone records, court records show.
Chaudry got records from the phone companies by duping grand juries in Baltimore to issue subpoenas for his ex-partners’ confidential records, according to his federal indictment. The prosecutor claimed he needed subpoenas to pursue criminal investigations, and then sent the court orders to the cellular providers, demanding they turn over protected information.
His defense attorney, Patrick Seidel, declined to comment by phone.
Chaudry is slated to be sentenced March 8. According to his plea agreement, the maximum prison sentence for his charges is 15 years.
He worked at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for 13 years, working his way up to the homicide division. The city prosecutor’s office fired him in June 2021 after officials reviewed the allegations.
A spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office declined to comment.
The Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor charged Chaudry with 88 criminal counts last December. The state dropped those charges in October, about a month after Chaudry was federally indicted on charges relating to the same allegations.
“Our justice system, particularly the significant role and power of the grand jury, relies on the integrity of law enforcement officials — especially prosecutors,” Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard III said when he announced the charges.
Chaudry’s indictments show he went to great lengths to stalk his ex-girlfriends: He made a spreadsheet with dozens of ex-girlfriend’s friends, family members and coworkers, along with their ages, addresses and phone numbers. He tracked the ex-girlfriend’s phone and called hotels about her stays.
Federal prosecutors say he never had a legitimate reason to obtain the more than 60 subpoenas he obtained.