Former superintendent admits to perjury, faces jail time

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A former Baltimore County schools superintendent has pleaded guilty to perjury charges for failing to disclose nearly $147,000 he earned from consulting jobs while running the district.

The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that prosecutors are recommending that 37-year-old Dallas Dance spend 18 months in jail.

Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said during a Baltimore County Circuit Court hearing that Dance sought consulting work shortly after he became superintendent in 2012. Dance had told a Chicago firm's executives that he wanted to make more money because of a divorce.

Dance resigned his $287,000-a-year job in April, citing family concerns. It later became known that he was under investigation.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 20.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun,

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