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 stating on his financial disclosure forms filed with the school system that he didn’t earn any outside income personally or through his consulting company from certain companies.
In a related case, a Baltimore jury found Dixon guilty of embezzling $500 worth of retail gift cards intended for the needy.
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said McDonough’s efforts will be missed.
“Mike has been the consummate public servant,” Davitt said in a statement. “He worked tirelessly, never sought personal recognition and always remembered that he was here to serve the citizens of Maryland.”