Judge Still Handing Out Sentences in City Hall Corruption Case, This One to Jibreel Rashad
|Hey, Don Hill, how many trials are left in the federal City Hall corruption case?|
His sentencing, courtesy Lynn, comes four months after it took a jury all of two hours to find Rashad guilty of joining former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, ex-City Plan Commissioner D'Angelo Lee and car dealer Ricky Robertson in a scheme to extort thousands from Bill Fisher, the low-income housing developer and FBI informant. But per the U.S. Attorney's Office, Lynn did cut Rashad a bit of a break: "Judge Lynn ordered that Rashad can serve 12 months of this sentence concurrently with the 135-month federal prison sentence he is presently serving for his conviction as a leader in a mortgage fraud conspiracy." And it could have been a whole lot worse: His conviction came with the possibility of a 20-year sentence.