Hill Gets Extra 30 Days in Prison

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    A judge has ruled that former Councilman Don Hill violated a gag order in his corruption trial.

    Former Dallas Councilman Don Hill received an extra 30 days in prison on Friday for contempt of court.

    U.S. federal Judge Barbara Lynn ruled that Hill and his lawyer violated a gag order before Hill's bribery and extortion conspiracy trial began last year.

    Hill's lawyer Ray Jackson was also found in contempt. H was fined $5,000, which will be deducted from his court-appointed-attorney fees.

    Hill was sentenced to 18 years in prison for shaking down developers in tax-credit apartment deals at City Hall.

    The extra 30 days will be tacked onto the end of the corruption sentence Hill is to begin serving later this month.

    Co-defendant Alan McGill was sentenced to two years in prison Friday.

    McGill pleaded guilty before the trial and testified against Hill.

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