[Update at 10:23 a.m.: The judge's office sends word that Ron Slovacek was found guilty on all three counts of the superseding indictment -- counts 10, 12 and 19, to be specific. More details to come.]
The staff's all tied up at present, which means no one's able to head down to the Earle Cabell, where, at long last, a jury is about to hand down the verdict in Ron Slovacek's trial. It started three weeks ago; the jury's had it for a week. Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn's office just sent word: The verdict's in! Alas, we'll have to wait a few moments to see whether the jury believed the home builder was but a pawn in Don Hill and D'Angelo Lee's game or knew what he was doing when he kicked back in bed with the guilty parties.
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We'll update this item soon. But this will officially mark the end of the federal Dallas City Hall corruption trial. I feel like we should have made a retrospective video set to Green Day or something. Instead, we'll just make do with this photo.