[Ed. – The only outlet that covered this story besides Fox News was the Dallas Morning News, which titled its piece ‘The wheels of justice will turn for Dwaine Caraway, but redemption is always possible.’ The rest of the story focuses on his good works. The details of his crime are not even mentioned, nor is there a link to another story.]
A Dallas official pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges after prosecutors said he earned more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes in exchange for official actions taken to benefit local business dealings.
Democrat Dwaine Caraway, Dallas city council member and mayor pro tem, pleaded guilty in court to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, as well as tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced in a news release.
The funds Caraway received were “in the form of a phony consulting agreement, luxury suits, fully funded trips, gambling money, repayment of personal debt, checks and cash” from Robert Leonard in return for taking action that benefited the latter’s business, the news release said, citing court documents.
Among the actions were “key votes to promote and continue” a program that put cameras on school buses — a business to which Leonard’s company had ties.
Leonard also pleaded guilty in court on Thursday to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, the news release said.
(h/t Wayne Dupree)