And Now, On This Good Friday, We Come to the Very, Very End of the City Hall Corruption Case

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All those who'd like to see us retire this picture, raise your right hand.
I was cleaning out the office last weekend and came across my copy of the 166-page indictment that eventually led a parade of people to the Earle Cabell thanks to that low-income housing development corruption case at Dallas City Hall. I didn't know what to do with it, so I walked it over to The New Guy's office and chucked it on his desk. Figured that, along with a copy of Jim's book and Darwin Payne's history-of, would bring him up to speed.

I won't need that indictment anymore. Not after today: The final two defendants in that case were sentenced today -- Andrea Spencer (who owned Trinity Signature Homes LLC and pleaded guilty almost three years ago to the day) and wiretapped builder-developer Ron Slovacek (the last man standing who was found guilty on three charges in the indictment just last November). The 43-year-old Slovacek must report to the Bureau of Prisons on June 7 to begin his seven-year stay, courtesy U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn.

Spencer, though, she got off light -- two years probation. Because, after all, she pleaded guilty. And she testified during all three trials, including The Big One starring former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, wife Sheila Farrington and one-time Dallas Plan Commissioner D'Angelo Lee. Here's the feds' recap for those who can't stand to read the whole novel one more time:
Slovacek conspired with former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, his wife, Sheila Farrington, then Dallas Plan Commissioner D'Angelo Lee and others, including Andrea Spencer, to use Spencer's minority business certificate to solicit overpriced construction contracts from developer Brian Potashnik. Slovacek's role was to perform the actual construction work on a contract that was awarded to Spencer's firm as a result of Hill and Lee's influence. Lee, Spencer and Slovacek created The LKC Dallas and the ... Kiest companies, in which Lee's interest was hidden, to purchase and develop real estate with official assistance from Hill and Lee. Each was important to the scheme: Spencer had the minority business certificate, Hill and Lee brought official influence and Slovacek was a builder. As part of the terms of her plea agreement with the government, Spencer testified at Slovacek's trial.
And so, that is that. The Don Hill picture now -- officially, finally -- goes into retirement. Say your farewells now.
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Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

Wasn't this the same week the Dallas City Counsel voted to weaken their code of ethics?

Yet the spirit of Don Hill lives on in Don Hill 2.0 (aka Mayor Dwaine Caraway).

Same as it every was, . . .

Sharon Boyd
Sharon Boyd

What about Kathy Nealy who was up to her eyeballs in the criminal activity, encouraging Hill, et al in their bribery scheme? She's now a very high dollar consultant to the Rawlings campaign - busy buying dead peoples' votes in the "Southern Sector" to get the Pay Day King elected mayor.

It's Like That
It's Like That

Kathy Nealy has got it like that making it no secret about her continuing criminal activity. She handles the voter fraud (using dead peoples votes and completing elderly mail-in ballots), and JWP and Toni Pippens-Poole handle the election fraud (manipulating the votes in favor of their candidate, Mike Rawlings) inside of the Dallas County Elections Department. So Rawlings has nothing to worry about. He is a shoo-in for Mayor because he has all the "right people" (wink) who count supporting his campaign. Go Mike.

Hasanmary
Hasanmary

I.m not dead and I will be supporting Rawlings.

Downtown Resident
Downtown Resident

Hey Robert, can you email this little nugget of news to the idiots in the city council trying to repeal the current ethics guidelines. Maybe they forgot why we needed them in the first place.

Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk

You can retire that photo - so long as the Carol Reed floating head photo lives forever.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Ahh, the unlucky ones who all took the fall for benefit of the city saying "see, we dont want corruption her" wink wink. Guess it best left to a Rick Perry quote....ADIOS MOFO

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