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.READ MORE: ERCOT CEO Grilled By State Lawmakers, As Power Plant Operators Admit Entire Energy Sector Failed Texas
Prosecutors say Campbell provided assistance in the case against longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price .READ MORE: 12-Year-Old: 'You Killed A Really Good Man' After Father Murdered In Believed Dallas Road Rage Incident
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.MORE NEWS: From Threatened To Celebrated: North Texas Educator June Williams Davis Writing New Chapter In Black History
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