A year and a half ago, when The Brew first reported that assistant state’s attorney Adam Lane Chaudry was being investigated for using his subpoena power to dig up information on a former partner, his attorney denied it.
In November 2021, he was indicted by the Maryland State Prosecutor on 88 counts of using his law enforcement powers to spy, harass, stalk, extort money and falsely obtain records from six victims, including two ex-girlfriends.
Today in federal court, Chaudry pleaded guilty to two felony counts of fraudulently obtaining confidential phone records as part of an indictment detailing an astonishing number of deceptive acts undertaken to pry into the private lives of former partners.
Prosecutors said Chaudry tricked city grand juries into issuing subpoenas for the phone records, then sent the court orders to the cellular providers requiring them to give him the information.
According to the plea agreement, Chaudry issued 65 fraudulent grand jury and trial subpoenas between January 2019 and April 2021.
Spreadsheets and Spying
The agreement details Chaudry’s stalking behavior and includes the emailed pleas for mercy from one of his victims: “Please do not send me any more flowers. . . Please do not stop by my house or try to ‘run’ into me anywhere else.”
Prosecutors describe a spreadsheet he made documenting information about scores of an ex-girlfriend’s contacts – recording the addresses and phone numbers of her family, friends and co-workers.
Chaudry also obtained the ex-girlfriend’s driving record and called hotels to inquire about the rooms she’d booked, they said.
In the case of another ex-partner, he used his subpoena power to get permission to listen to jail calls between the woman and an incarcerated relative.
Chaudry is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8.
The maximum prison sentence for his charges is 15 years, according to the plea agreement.