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Former council members Al Lipscomb and Diane Ragsdale are interviewed during a lunch break on July 21.
The three-month-long trial of former Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and four others is examined in this week's cover story by Sam Merten, along with an accompanying piece by columnist Jim Schutze. A jury on October 5 found the five co-defendants guilty of 23 of the 29 counts against them in a bribery and extortion scheme involving two affordable-housing developers, one of which was an FBI informant. Photos by Sam Merten.