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Businessmen Visit Price Corruption Grand Jury

By Ken Kalthoff
|  Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011  |  Updated 10:26 PM CDT
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Former Dallas Cowboy Pettis Norman and Jon Edmonds appeared before the grand jury investigation Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com

Former Dallas Cowboy Pettis Norman and Jon Edmonds appeared before the grand jury investigation Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

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Two businessmen testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Former Dallas Cowboy Pettis Norman and businessman Jon Edmonds arrived with their attorney before 9 a.m. and left before 3 p.m.

The developer of the inland port project said two years ago that Price tried forcing him to take them on as consultants.

Richard Allen, the developer of the Dallas Logistics Hub, said Norman and Edmonds expected to receive equity in the project without making an investment. At the time, he said he refused to go along with the arrangement.

Price has said in the past that he was encouraging minority participation in the project and pushing for better utility and traffic planning for the community.

The commissioner has denied that heavy support from the developer of a competing project was a factor, and he has also denied committing any crimes.

According to search warrants executed at Price's home and office on June 27, FBI agents were seeking information about entities involved in the inland port issue.

The attorney for Norman and Edmonds said they are not targets of the grand jury investigation.

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