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Prosecutors say Baltimore police officers encouraged De Sousa's tax fraud, seek 1 year in prison for ex-chief

Prosecutors say Baltimore police officers encouraged De Sousa's tax fraud, seek 1 year in prison for ex-chief

Federal prosecutors want a year in prison for former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa for engaging in “serial tax fraud for almost a decade” that was encouraged by other officers.

In a sentencing memorandum filed Friday, the prosecutors — who are also handling the Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal — for the first time linked De Sousa’s prosecution with the wider corruption case, saying they uncovered evidence that city officers shared tips about how to get tax refunds by claiming fraudulent deductions.

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