Dwaine Caraway Accepted Thousands of Dollars From Businessman Who Pleaded Guilty to Bribery

This story was produced by our media partner, KXAS-TV (NBC5)One of the most powerful elected officials in Dallas received tens of thousands of dollars from a Louisiana businessman who recently pleaded guilty in the bribery case rocking the Dallas County Schools bus agency.Dwaine Caraway, the longtime city councilman and current mayor pro tem, got at least $25,000 in retainer fees from a company run by the businessman, Slater Swartwood, KXAS-TV (NBC5)has learned.Caraway disclosed payments of $25,000 or more in both 2013 and 2014, according to records obtained by The Dallas Morning News.Other records show Caraway's family received a $20,000 home loan in 2014 — a loan that the councilman says remains outstanding and unpaid."Now this probably doesn't look too good," Caraway said in an exclusive interview with NBC5 at his City Hall office this week.  Continue reading...

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