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Dallas Councilman Admits To Taking Kickbacks And Bribes

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A Dallas city councilman on Thursday resigned from his post and pled guilty in Texas federal court to tax evasion and conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, admitting to taking numerous bribes and kickbacks in return for supporting a business selling stop-arm cameras for school buses.

Dwaine Caraway, who also served as mayor pro tempore, admitted in a plea agreement and factual resume to accepting more than $450,000 in payments from 2011 through 2017 from Robert C. Leonard Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana, the owner...
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