FBI Pursues Bribery Allegations In Dallas


A federal investigation into possible corruption at Dallas City Hall centers on allegations that a real estate development company bribed public officials to smooth the way for some of its projects, the Dallas Morning News reports. FBI agents yesterday continued to search the offices of Southwest Housing Development Co., which specializes in building affordable housing for low-income families and senior citizens.

Agents searched the law office, home and City Hall office of Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill. Warrants also were executed at J.L.’s Security and Investigations, a company owned by Dallas City Council member James Fantroy. Agents searched the office of D’Angelo Lee, a member of the City Plan Commission, the municipal panel that deals with zoning matters.

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