Don Hill's Genius Idea

How many dollars are currently in your wallet, Don Hill? No wonder you can't pay Ray Jackson, then.

Don Hill's tried all kind of ways to get out from under the feds' indictments in the City Hall low-income-housing bribery and extortion case, including last month's claim that federal prosecutors are racist. But two weeks after a federal judge released documents in which prosecutors say they intend to prove Hill had "financial difficulties" that provided him with a motive comes this bit of legal brilliance, courtesy KTVT-Channel 11: "Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill has asked a federal judge to have the government pay for his defense in the upcoming bribery and extortion trial involving low-income housing." His attorney says Hill can't pay the bill. --Robert Wilonsky

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Robert Wilonsky
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