Dallas City Council Candidates Accepted $78K From Figures Tied to Bus Agency Bribery Case

This story was produced in partnership with KXAS-TV (NBC-5)Over coffee at Café Brazil, Joe Tave was happy to get a $100 contribution for his City Council campaign from a local politician, Larry Duncan.But as Tave prepared to leave the Bishop Arts coffee shop, Duncan said he had rounded up other donations. He handed Tave an envelope filled with checks totaling $5,000, a significant slug of money for the council challenger.“It kind of just blew me away,’’ Tave recalled of the spring 2015 meeting. He knew Duncan, a former council member who at the time was president of the board of Dallas County Schools, an agency that managed buses for school districts. But Tave didn’t know any of the contributors.  Continue reading...

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