Got Time to Kill? Here's That 166-Page City Hall Indictment You've Been Waiting For.
Ex-Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill -- and sorry, but how could we not run this picture today?
Glenna's just returned from the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse, where U.S. Attorney Richard Roper finally named the 14 indicted in the City Hall corruption investigation that began more than two years ago. Roper said the indictments -- involving 31 counts of bribery and extortion, among copious other allegations -- are "complex and multilayered," which is putting it mildly about a 166-page document that names ex-Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, State Rep. Terri Hodge, former city planning commissioner D'Angelo Lee, Sheila Farrington (now Don Hill's wife), multifamily housing developer Brian Potashnik and wife Cheryl, Darren Reagan, Allen McGill, Jibreel Rashad, Rickey Robertson, Andrea Spencer, Ronald Slovacek, Kevin Dean and John Lewis.
Glenna's got something forthcoming for Unfair Park, but till then, thanks to Glenna, here's the indictment in full -- a little light lunchtime reading, no doubt. (Be patient, as it's a large .PDF document that takes a moment to load.) Also forthcoming is the separate indictment against former city council member James Fantroy, who got his own legal howdy-doo: Federal prosecutors allege he embezzled more than $10,000 from Paul Quinn College. Also indicted separately today was Jack Potashnick, Brian's dad, who, federal prosecutors allege, evaded paying income tax from 2003 to 2005, to the tune of more than $120,000. --Robert Wilonsky