Former Police Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Federal Tax Charges

Former Police Commissioner due in Federal Court

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore's former Police Commissioner plead guilty to 3 counts of tax evasion Tuesday.

Darryl De Sousa was re-arraigned on charges he failed to file his federal tax returns, three years in a row.

De Sousa has previously portrayed his failure to file taxes in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as an oversight. Prosecutors say he owed $67,587 and has paid about $7,000 of that.

The former Police Commissioner plead guilty to those charges in a federal courtroom Tuesday morning.

Just last month, De Sousa's attorney confirmed that planned plea.

The 30-year veteran of Baltimore's Police Department took over after Kevin Davis was fired in January.

De Sousa stepped down in May after being charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file a federal tax return.

He will be sentenced for tax evasion in late March, he faces up to $100,000 fine and 3 years in federal prison.

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