Deputy state prosecutor that spearheaded Dallas Dance investigation retires
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 1st March 2018
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt will now take over the Dance prosecution.


Along with the following press release, The Baltimore Post has learned that the pending prosecution of the former Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools Dr. Dallas Dance will now be handled by the Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt.

The pending trial date for Dr. dance is scheduled for March 8, 2018.

This story will be updated.

The full press release is listed below.

For Immediate Release                                                                                                    March 1, 2018


State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Deputy State Prosecutor Thomas “Mike” McDonough has retired after spending over 33 years with the Office of the State Prosecutor. “Mike has been an invaluable colleague who has always had the best interests of the office at heart”. State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated. “His strong work ethic, vast institutional knowledge, and wise counsel will be missed.

McDonough. who joined the Office in 1984 after serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County for three years. participated in every major investigation and prosecution that the OSP has undertaken. In recent years, he co-litigated the successful prosecutions of Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon, Anne Arundel County

Executive John Leopold and the 2010 voter suppression robo-call case involving political operative Julius Henson and former Ehrlich campaign manager Paul Schurick. Most recently, he spearheaded the investigation and indictment of former Baltimore County Superintendent of Schools Dallas Dance.

“Mike has been the consummate public servant”, Davitt further commented. He worked tirelessly, never sought personal recognition and always remembered that he was here to serve the citizens of Maryland.”

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