Crime, Police/Fire

State Trooper pleads guilty to charges of perjury, misconduct in office

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that Corporal John Sollon, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of perjury and misconduct in office before the Circuit Court of Baltimore County. Sollon was sentenced to six years in prison, all suspended, three years of supervised probation, and a fine of $6,000. As a condition of probation, Sollon will be …


Crime, Politics

Former Mayor Pugh sentenced to six months in jail on perjury charge

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced on Friday that former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County to a charge of perjury for her failure to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC, on her financial disclosures during her tenure as a Maryland State Senator in the Maryland General Assembly. …


Former Mayor Pugh sentenced to three years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to prison. On Thursday afternoon, a federal judge sentenced the former Baltimore mayor to three years in federal prison followed by three years of probation. Pugh was indicted by a grand jury on November 14 of last year. She pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and …

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh charged with perjury

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced on Wednesday that the Office of the State Prosecutor had charged ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh with perjury for her failure to disclose her business interest in Healthy Holly, LLC on her financial disclosures during her services as a Maryland State Senator. The charging documents, filed in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel …

S. Dallas Dance sentenced to six months in jail

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced on Friday morning that S. Dallas Dance, former superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, had been sentenced after pleading guilty in March to four counts of perjury arising from false filings of his Financial Disclosure Statements for 2012, 2013, and 2015. Judge Kathleen G. Cox imposed a sentence of 5 years, and  suspended all …

Former BCPS Superintendent Dallas Dance pleads guilty to perjury charges

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced on Thursday that Shaun Dallas Dance, former Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County to four counts of perjury. The perjury charges stem from false filings of his Financial Disclosure Statements for 2012, 2013, and 2015. The charges allege that from July through December, 2012, Dance …

Dallas Dance trial set for early March

The perjury trial for former Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance has been set for early March. An arraignment that had been scheduled for Monday was cancelled, according to online documents. Dr. Dance will instead go to trial for charges stemming from January’s indictment on four counts of perjury. Dr. Dance allegedly lied on financial disclosures that …

Former BCPS Superintendent Dallas Dance indicted on perjury charges

UPDATE: Interim Superintendent Verletta White has released the following statement: “We are surprised and saddened to hear about the charges against former superintendent Dallas Dance. It is important to note, there are no accusations of wrongdoing by the current administration or me. I have full confidence in the integrity of our staff and organization as a whole. We will stay …