Judge Denies New Trial In Dallas City Hall Corruption Case

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    Former Dallas City Councilman Don Hill enters the courthouse accompanied by his lawyer.

    A federal judge denied defense motions for a new trial Monday in the bribery/conspiracy trial of former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and four others, the Dallas Morning News reported.

    On Oct. 5, community activist Darren Reagan, businessman Rickey Robertson, former Dallas Plan Commissioner D'Angelo Lee and Hill's wife, Sheila Farrington Hill were all convicted in what federal prosecutors called "the largest corruption case in Dallas City Hall history."

    The case alleged Hill and other former officials sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from contractors interested in building apartment complexes.

    Throughout the investigation and trial, which began on June 22, Hill maintained his innocence.

    Six people pleaded guilty in the case, including developer Brian Potashnik who told a Dallas jury last July that he bribed city leaders to get their business.

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