Darryl De Sousa, Top Cop in Baltimore Busted by IRS for Failing to File Taxes for Three Years
BALTIMORE, MD. – Apparently the highly paid top cop in Baltimore never heard of Turbo Tax and while the agency has been in the throes of the Gun Task Force Corruption and a record murder rate, paying his taxes, while, ironically, his salary comes from taxes paid by others; he now stands accused of being a tax cheat. Now citizens can understand what Baltimore City Mayor Pugh saw in this guy.
According to prosecutors, Darryl De Sousa, 53, of Baltimore, Maryland was charged by federal criminal information on May 10, 2018, 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.