Baltimore District Attorney Adam Lane Chaudry accused of abusing his powers to stalk his ex-partners

A former Baltimore prosecutor faces federal charges for allegedly abusing his powers to obtain phone records, driver’s license photos and other information from former romantic partners and their friends as part of a harassment scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland announced Friday.

Adam Lane Chaudry, 43, of Baltimore, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on 10 counts of fraud in connection with issuing subpoenas to obtain confidential documents, which he has sometimes claimed to need under a “special investigation” by the City of Baltimore Circuit Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

None of the five victims were witnesses or targets of an investigation by the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, the US Attorney’s Office said.

When reached by phone, Chaudry said he would forward a reporter’s phone number to his attorney to respond to the allegations. The attorney, Patrick R. Seidel, did not call or respond to a request for comment Friday afternoon. The U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment.

Chaudry, who worked as an assistant district attorney in Baltimore between 2009 and June 2021, has handled homicide cases for his past six years. Maryland court records show he worked on hundreds of criminal prosecutions during that time.

Chaudry faces another 88-count indictment in Baltimore City Circuit Court which charges him with theft, office misconduct, stalking, harassment and extortion, among other charges. Most of those charges, which were announced in November, relate to the same alleged conduct covered in the federal case.

The federal indictment alleges Chaudry was romantically involved with one victim between 2005 and 2018 and a second between 2017 and 2020. The other three alleged victims are friends of the first romantic partner and volunteered with that person .

Between 2019 and 2021, Chaudry had 33 subpoenas issued for the phone records of the first romantic partner and he had access to the data, according to the federal indictment. The indictment alleges the subpoenas contained no case number and read: “The information sought in this subpoena is relevant and essential to a legitimate law enforcement investigation.”

Similar language was used in his other subpoenas.

Chaudry also asked an investigator from the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office to provide the first romantic partner’s home address, motor vehicle administration records and a photo of the driver’s license, according to the deed. federal indictment. The information has been provided.

While living with the second victim in 2019, Chaudry asked an investigator from the district attorney’s office to seek the name of a relative of the victim who had served time in a Maryland detention center, according to the act. federal indictment. Chaudry also reportedly asked for – and received – the parent’s phone number and address.

Chaudry then subpoenaed jail calls between the second romantic partner and the parent, and the parent’s visitor logs to the jail, according to the federal indictment. Chaudry also allegedly requested 911 calls from the second romantic partner using his email address at the district attorney’s office.

Additionally, Chaudry requested information from a hotel about the first romantic partner and his friend’s stays using his email from the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, according to the federal indictment. The hotel manager provided information about the stay of the first love partner.

Chaudry also issued numerous subpoenas for the phone records of the first romantic partner’s friends, according to the federal indictment. In all, Chaudry reportedly requested 65 subpoenas for phone records.

Chaudry faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for each count in the federal case. He faces a five-year increase per count related to the stalking allegations.

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office did not respond to requests for comment.

No date has been set for Chaudry in federal court. He is next due to appear in state court on October 4.

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