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Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal

Robert Leonard Sentenced to Prison in DCS Bribery Scandal

Robert Leonard, a central player in what federal prosecutors say may be "the largest domestic public corruption case in history," has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the Dallas County Schools school... Read More

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Jun 28, 2019
Man Behind the Cameras To Be Sentenced in DCS Scandal

Man Behind the Cameras To Be Sentenced in DCS Scandal

As he awaits his sentencing, just the mention of Robert Leonard, a central player in a scandal that rocked Dallas City Hall and killed a once-reputable school agency, continues to stir the anger from the people hurt by corruption. Read More

May 31, 2019
Even After Stealing From Public, Officials Keep Pensions

Even After Stealing From Public, Officials Keep Pensions

Rick Sorrells is a disgraced former school administrator, an admitted criminal, a soon-to-be resident of the federal prison system and, despite all of that, he is eligible to receive his full state pension. Read More

May 16, 2019
Dissolution Committee Abolished, Chapter Closes on DCS

Dissolution Committee Abolished, Chapter Closes on DCS

Texas legislators passed SB2018 this week, the final chapter in shutting down Dallas County Schools. Read More

Apr 5, 2019
Dwaine Caraway Blames Duncan in Sidebar Chat With NBC 5

Dwaine Caraway Blames Duncan in Sidebar Chat With NBC 5

After receiving more than 4 1/2 years in federal prison for public corruption, former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway pulled aside a member of NBC 5 Investigates Friday afternoon and placed much of the blame on someone else. Read More

Apr 5, 2019
Dwaine Caraway Sentenced to 4.6 Years Behind Bars, Fine

Dwaine Caraway Sentenced to 4.6 Years Behind Bars, Fine

The fall from power for Dwaine Caraway is complete after the former Dallas City Councilman and mayor pro tem was sentenced to 4.6 years behind bars Friday for his role in the $100 million criminal conspiracy that shut down... Read More

Aug 9, 2018
Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Enters Guilty Plea on Bribery Charge

Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Enters Guilty Plea on Bribery Charge

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, the second most powerful official at city hall, is headed to federal prison after admitting to receiving nearly $500,000 in bribes and kickbacks tied to the Dallas County Schools scandal. Read More

Apr 9, 2019
Dallas Mayor Surprised by Punishment For Ex-DCS Board Pres.

Dallas Mayor Surprised by Punishment For Ex-DCS Board Pres.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he was surprised and dismayed that the former board president of Dallas County Schools is not going to prison for his role in the DCS criminal conspiracy. Read More

Apr 9, 2019
Former DCS Board President Larry Duncan Sentenced

Former DCS Board President Larry Duncan Sentenced

Larry Duncan, the former board president of Dallas County Schools, is sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years of probation after pleading guilty to tax evasion in the Dallas County Schools criminal conspiracy. Read More

Apr 4, 2019
Dwaine Caraway Sentencing Set for Friday

Dwaine Caraway Sentencing Set for Friday

Sentencing will begin Friday for former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway who has pleaded guilty in one of the most public corruption cases in Dallas history. Read More

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2017 Peabody Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride

2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series - Large Market Television
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage - Large Market Television
"Fire in the Attic"

2015 The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2014 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

2013 National News and Documentary Emmy Award
Outstanding Regional News Story - Investigative Reporting
"Driven to Distraction"

2012 National Sigma Delta Chi Award - SPJ
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Station
"Critical Delays: Dallas County's Response to the West Nile Epidemic"

See all awards won by NBC 5 Investigates here.

 

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