DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – New accusations in court documents suggest FBI undercover agents secretly and illegally funded Dwaine Caraway’s campaign for Dallas City Council more than a year before he was arrested for accepting bribes from a developer.

Court documents filed Friday say the undercover agents funneled more than $20,000 to Caraway so “…he could be used to shake down citizens to see who would acquiesce into paying bribes. This shocks more than the conscience, it is a direct assault on fair elections and the democratic process,” according to the document.

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Dwaine Caraway (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Caraway is serving a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for public corruption.

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CBS 11 asked the FBI for a response to this and a spokesperson said, “The FBI is going to decline to comment. We can’t make any statements about a case that has not been adjudicated yet.”


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