A North Texas jury has found a state district judge guilty of accepting a bribe that boosted her 2008 election bid in exchange for future favorable rulings in her court.
Judge Suzanne Wooten faces felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, money laundering, bribery and tampering with a government record.
The former CEO of a Texas-based investment firm will learn his sentence Friday for a scheme that used former NFL stars to defraud investors.
The defense attorneys for Dallas Commissioner John Wiley Price and associate Daphne Fain are concerned about a possible surveillance camera Fain claims to have seen in her backyard but failed to retrieve.
The crowd roared with applause and community leaders cried for justice Sunday, but the man of the hour – the normally outspoken Commissioner John Wiley Price – sat quietly in the last pew at the St. Luke Community United Methodist Church.
Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay argued throughout his trial that the deck was stacked against him by a politically motivated prosecutor and a jury from the most Democratic city in one of the most Republican states.
A jury in Austin has convicted former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.
The 2003 congressional redistricting fight in Texas was expected to be one of the last things prosecutors focused on in the Tom DeLay money laundering trial.