Ex-Consultant To Commissioner John Wiley Price Gets Probation

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An ex-consultant linked to a Dallas County commissioner acquitted of bribery and fraud counts must serve probation in a plea deal that says he helped funnel money to the elected official.

Christian Campbell was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Dallas. Campbell was also fined $25,000 as part of his 2015 guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Prosecutors say Campbell provided assistance in the case against longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price .

Price in April was found not guilty on all bribery charges – which was the meat of the government’s case against him. The jurors, however, couldn’t reach a consensus on the four counts of tax fraud. It was a case that prosecutors alleged involved nearly $1 million in money, cars and land.

Jurors deadlocked on tax-fraud charges and prosecutors later decided not to retry Price, who was first elected in 1985.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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