Former Baltimore City Prosecutor Cynthia Jones Joins Maryland Labor Department's Office of Financial Regulation


BALTIMORE, MD (April 13, 2011) – Maryland Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez announced the hiring today of former Baltimore City prosecutor Cynthia H. Jones. Ms. Jones is joining the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation as Assistant Commissioner of Enforcement and Consumer Services. In her role, Ms. Jones will direct the Office’s investigative and enforcement staff and supervise the handling of consumer inquiries and complaints.

“By filling key positions with experienced staff, the O’Malley-Brown Administration continues its focus on protecting and preserving homeownership in Maryland while combating the abusive practices that prey on vulnerable Maryland families,” said Secretary Alex Sanchez. “I am excited to welcome Cynthia Jones to the DLLR team. Her commitment to public service will help us stand up for Maryland families.”

Ms. Jones brings 15 years experience in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, including serving for the past five as Deputy State’s Attorney under Patricia C. Jessamy where her responsibilities included managing the investigative divisions.

“Cynthia has tremendous experience which will enhance our demonstrated commitment to battling mortgage fraud, foreclosure scams and other consumer abuses,” said Commissioner of Financial Regulation Mark Kaufman.

Earlier this year, former Assistant State’s Attorney Erin McCarthy Naylor also joined the Office of Financial Regulation under a Department of Justice grant to work on criminal mortgage fraud prosecution. Former St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc. senior housing counselor, Cara Stretch, was hired as Director of Foreclosure Outreach.