June 9, 2006
EMPLOYEE OF COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE
CHARGED WITH TAX CRIMES
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Deborah A.
Davis, of the 6700 block of Dogwood Road, Baltimore,
has been charged in Anne Arundel County with three violations of
Maryland tax laws. It is alleged that Davis wilfully filed false
State income tax returns on her own behalf for tax years 2001 and
2004. She also assisted another person in preparing a false 2001
tax return. At the time of these offenses, Ms. Davis was employed
in the Comptroller’s Office, although she is no longer employed
by the State. Ms. Davis voluntarily submitted to the Maryland State
Police for processing; no trial date has been set.
An indictment or charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing
and every individual is presumed innocent unless the State proves
the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum penalty for
wilfully filing a false return is 10 years in jail. The maximum
penalty for wilfully assisting to prepare a false return is five
years, a $10,000 fine, or both.
This case was
investigated by Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations
Division (CID),and the Comptroller’s
Office. The case will be prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations