5th Circ. Upholds 7-Year Sentence In Dallas Bribery Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (December 17, 2012, 9:30 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a district court's decision to sentence a construction contractor to seven years in prison for paying kickbacks to a Dallas councilman and a city plan and zoning commissioner in exchange for a subcontract, among other crimes.

Friday’s decision upholding the sentence of contractor Ronald S. Slovacek is the latest development in one of Dallas’ largest-ever public corruption cases, which involves numerous government officials participating in a bribery conspiracy over tax breaks and tax-free loans.

Slovacek, who provided the government with...
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