This is an addendum to a thing I wrote yesterday about the recent indictment of Dallas' most powerful county officials on bribery and tax charges. One thing we all have to do in order to figure this out is the math. We can talk all day about collective guilt -- I think I just did -- but we also n ... More >>
Arrests by federal agents this morning of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price on bribery conspiracy charges, along with charges against three associates, have set off a new round in everybody's favorite courthouse whisper game, "Who's flipped?" Multiple sources this morning say federal agen ... More >>
Reporters do not gasp, generally speaking, but there were muttered exclamations that might as well have been gasps when Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, age 64, was led into a large and formal federal courtroom this afternoon. His hands were manacled behind his back, his awkward gait in ... More >>
The big show-and-tell meeting between the U.S. Attorney's Office and Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, scheduled for today, has been postponed, according to reliable sources. We have a call in to Price's attorney, Billy Ravkind, for word on why. Ravkind had predicted previously that the ... More >>
Kathy Colvin at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas would not confirm or deny the veracity of Kevin Krause's post up now on the Morning News saying the feds have invited Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price in for "a meeting" next week. Price, whose offices and home ... More >>
The Lord doesn't always watch over fools.
...and with a little help from his charm, a crooked friend or two, some weird paperwork and his administrative assistant, he finally got it.
Photo by Sam MertenWillis JohnsonLooks like at 11:18 this morning, John Wiley Price attorney Billy Ravkind, or someone in his office, faxed to Channel 5 the search warrant issued on June 24 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Stickney. It's a seven-page catalog of everyone and everything with whom the ... More >>
Photo by Alex ScottJohn Wiley Price at attorney Billy Ravkind's office Monday afternoonThe story of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price runs deep. The FBI's investigation of Price will carry the feds back into local ancient history, according to the documents on my desk. Before the f ... More >>
Photo by Alex ScottI sent one of our interns, Alex Scott, to the law offices of on-and-off John Wiley Price attorney Billy Ravkind about two hours ago. Turns out, John Wiley Price was there -- had been all morning. Moments ago he came out and spoke. And this is what he said:The Dallas County comm ... More >>
Sam MertenDon Hill and wife Sheila. Like you didn't know that.This morning, The Wall Street Journal recaps the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial for outsiders and others not glued to Schutze's riveting running narration from the Earle Cabell, where Bill Fisher takes the stand yet again this ... More >>
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