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Former Baltimore Police Commissioner to plead guilty for not filing taxes in 2013, 2014, and 2015

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on federal tax charges next month, his attorney confirmed.

De Sousa stepped down in May, after just a few months at the helm of the department, when he was charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a federal tax return.

Court records filed late Thursday showed a rearraignment hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 18. Defendants typically enter guilty pleas at such hearings.

Gerard Martin, De Sousa’s attorney, confirmed De Sousa would be pleading guilty but declined further comment.

De Sousa has previously admitted he did not file federal returns — as well as state taxes — for 2013, 2014, and 2015. He said he filed taxes for 2016 and received an extension for 2017.

“There is no excuse for my failure to fulfill my obligations as a citizen and public official,” he said in a statement in May. “My only explanation is that I failed to sufficiently prioritize my personal affairs.”

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

CONTINUE @ BALTIMORE SUN