The ongoing legal battle centering on Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price took a new twist Friday morning when the FBI arrested the embattled incumbent at his home.
The Dallas Morning News reports that a sealed indictment was filed on Wednesday, citing Price for:
• Conspiracy to Commit Bribery Concerning a Local Government Receiving Federal Benefits
• Deprivation of Honest Services by Mail Fraud and Aiding and Abetting
• Conspiracy to Defraud the Internal Revenue Service
• Subscribing to a False and Fraudulent U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
Price’s attorney Billy Ravkind said he learned of the arrest through media reports. “Next time we want to know something, we’ll call the press,” he told the DMN. “I guess I haven’t been around long enough. I’ve never had this happen before. You win or lose cases in the courtroom. What the government does is irrelevant.”
A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas.
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