Hill Gets Extra 30 Days in Prison

By Ken Kalthoff
|  Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM CDT
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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.

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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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