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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Baltimore Police Commissioner Charged With Failure To File Taxes


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                   at (410) 209-4885


Baltimore, Maryland – Darryl De Sousa, age 53, of Baltimore, Maryland was charged by federal criminal information today with three misdemeanor counts of failure to file a U.S. Individual Tax Return.

The information was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Kelly R. Jackson of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Division, and Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.

According to the information, De Sousa willfully failed to file a federal return for tax years 2013, 2014, and 2015, despite having been a salaried employee of the Baltimore Police Department in each of those years.  

De Sousa faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $25,000 fine for each of the three counts.

De Sousa currently serves as the Police Commissioner for the Baltimore City Police Department.

An information is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by information is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the IRS and the FBI for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leo Wise, Derek Hines, and Sean Delaney, who are prosecuting the case.


Updated May 10, 2018