An ex-mayoral candidate in North Texas has pleaded no contest to tampering with records in a residency dispute.
The Denton Record-Chronicle reported Tuesday that Bob Clifton was fined $300 for the misdemeanor, over allegations he used a false address in his failed 2010 bid for mayor of Denton.
Clifton had said he was leasing a home in Denton and that fulfilled his residency requirements. The owner of the house later said the structure wasn't livable and had no utilities.
Prosecutors on Monday dropped a felony bribery charge after Clifton pleaded no contest to the lesser tampering count. Mayor Mark Burroughs, who was re-elected last year, had accused Clifton asking for money to abandon his campaign.
The Record-Chronicle previously reported that Clifton in mid-2009 bought a commercial-apartment building in Olney.