BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police commissioner is scheduled to plead guilty to federal tax charges that made his time atop the city’s troubled department short-lived.
Darryl De Sousa’s attorney, Gerard Martin, confirmed the planned plea to news outlets Thursday. De Sousa’s re-arraignment hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.READ MORE: Young People Clean Up Behind Area In Baltimore Plagued By Illegal Dumping
The 30-year veteran of Baltimore’s police department took over after Kevin Davis was fired in January. He stepped down in May when charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a federal tax return.
He faces up to one year in prison and a $25,000 fine for each of the three counts.READ MORE: Christmas Village Returns To Inner Harbor With Grand Opening Saturday
Baltimore police have been roiled by scandal, a high crime rate and leadership turnover. Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick to lead the department is awaiting confirmation by the city council.State, Anne Arundel Leaders Tour Annapolis For Small Business Saturday
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