Sheila Dixon

Prosecutor who handled Maryland political corruption cases retires

Prosecutor who handled Maryland political corruption cases retires

A top-ranking prosecutor who has handled political corruption cases in Maryland for three decades has retired, the Office of the State Prosecutor announced Thursday.

Deputy State Prosecutor Thomas “Mike” McDonough spent more than 33 years with the state prosecutor’s office, which investigates potential wrongdoing by government officials, politicians and candidates.

McDonough headed the investigation into former Baltimore County schools superintendent Dallas Dance, who is scheduled to go on trial next week on perjury charges. Dance is accused of falsely...

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