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Man Downtown and Associates Accused of Multiple Crimes

Man Downtown and Associates Accused of Multiple Crimes

On July 25, 2014 court documents were unsealed accusing longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three co-defendants; his longtime assistant Dapheny Fain, two political consultants Kathy Nealy and Christian Campbell of a variety of white collar crimes that abused the public’s trust.

Last Friday, Our Man Downtown, and his three co-defendants were brought before Judge Stickney of the Northern District of Texas; under a 13-count indictment all of who vehemently pled not guilty before the court and were released on bond. NCB5 outlined the 13-counts against the Dallas County Commissioner and his co-defendants below:

Count One: Conspiracy to Commit Bribery Concerning a Local Government Receiving Federal Benefits by Price, Nealy and Campbell. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Counts Two – Seven: Deprivation of Honest Services by Mail Fraud and Aiding and Abetting by both Price and Nealy. The maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Count Eight: Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS by Price, Nealy and Fain. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Counts Nine – Eleven: Subscribing to a false and Fraudulent U.S. Individual Income Tax Return for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009. The maximum penalty is three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Count Twelve: Attempt to Evade or Defeat Payment by Nealy. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Count Thirteen: False statement provided by Fain. The maximum penalty is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

These charges came as no surprise to the Dallas community. A little more than three years ago, the FBI served search warrants for that of Price’s home and office in a surprise raid. According to the Dallas Morning News‚ the FBI also searched the homes and offices of Dapheny Fain, Price’s longtime executive assistant, and Kathy Nealy a political consultant with close ties to Price. Those search warrants outlined suspicions that Price and his longtime associates potentially committed multiple crimes.

None of the companies and/or individuals who won the bids of contracts or paid bribes have been charged yet however; they could face charges in the future.

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