Tom Mills

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    July 25, 2014

    John Wiley Price and Associates Indicted by Feds in Alleged Bribery Scheme

    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 >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Judge Says John Wiley Price Can Fight for His Money, Throwing a Wrench in the FBI's Plans

    A new court order in the federal corruption probe into John Wiley Price tilts the case in the county commissioner's favor, maybe just a little, maybe quite a lot. We all recall that in 2011 the FBI seized $229,590 from a safe in the Dallas County Commissioner's Oak Cliff home. Today's order by fed ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    The Nasher and Museum Tower Should Just Take This Fight to Court Where it Belongs

    Sometime, just as a study of American photo journalism in print media today, go to the web site of the Dallas Morning News and take a good gander at the pictures they have published recently of anybody having anything at all to do with the Nasher Sculpture Center, and compare them to photos of anybo ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Paranoia Grips Dallas County Government Workers -- For Good Reason

    ‚ÄčMaybe you've been following the saga of Lisa Chambers, the Dallas County homeland security director who was canned this week over who knows what. The only part of it I'm really personally interested in is the paranoid part, because I happen to be paranoid myself. It's like a club. We paranoid pe ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    John Wiley Price Investigation: Commissioner Buys the Same Land Twice On the Same Day

    Photo by Alex ScottJohn Wiley Price at attorney Billy Ravkind's office Monday afternoon​The 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 >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Congresswoman Calls Out John Wiley Price for Shaking Down Development Deal

    Local pols back off a master plan that would have put the squeeze on a major southern Dallas development

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    February 20, 2003

    American Sex Tourist

    Caught in the act of molesting young boys in Thailand, Coppell businessman Nicholas Bredimus came up with a last-ditch defense: obstruct justice

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    August 9, 2001

    Big-House Guru

    Ron Cohen counsels new inmates on surviving life behind bars. He should know. He's been there.

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    February 1, 2001

    Dead Giveaway

    A plea bargain closes the book on the mysterious disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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    June 15, 2000

    Victimless crime

    Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses

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    January 14, 1999

    Courthouse bully

    Legal assistant Jim Carrao works the dark corners of the justice system. He serves papers, does background checks, files annoying cases--and knows just enough law to be dangerous.

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    April 2, 1998

    The man who knew too much

    Meet Arthur Griesacker--the mysterious fellow who allegedly masterminded the Republic of Texas' funny-money schemes but always seems to escape prosecution

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    March 12, 1998
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    March 5, 1998

    Choosing sides

    The race for judge in Dallas' domestic-violence court raises questions of bias

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    November 27, 1997
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    October 16, 1997
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    July 24, 1997

    Publicity Paul

    U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?

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    June 12, 1997
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    February 6, 1997

    Tar baby tapes

    Peavy Tapes may hold more bizarre twists

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    January 30, 1997

    Lawyers ain't cheap

    Dan Peavy, Bill Keever have legal bills coming due

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    January 23, 1997

    'It's all a matter of power.'

    When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.

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    July 4, 1996

    Playing Hardball

    The Feds pitch a shutout in the area's first 'three strikes' case

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    June 20, 1996

    Hoping for the worst

    Defense lawyers itch for a health-care fraud bonanza

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    April 4, 1996
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    March 21, 1996

    Against all odds

    Defense attorney girds for battle against U.S. Attorney Coggins

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    October 26, 1995