Former Md. superintendent admits to perjury, faces jail time

(AP) – A former Baltimore county schools superintendent has pleaded guilty to failing to disclose the nearly $147,000 he earned from consulting jobs while running the district.

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

Speaking in a Baltimore County Circuit Court, Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said Dance pleaded guilty to four counts of perjury. The 37-year-old Dance declined to comment before the hearing.
Davitt said Dance sought consulting work shortly after he became superintendent in 2012. Dance told a Chicago firm's executives that he wanted to make more money because of a divorce.

Dance resigned in April from Maryland's third largest school system. His annual salary was $287,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 20, which is Dance's 38th birthday.

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