John Wiley Price Verdict Announced: Follow Live Coverage

The jury has reached a verdict in the bribery and tax evasion trial of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. We're at court. You can follow the verdict announcement live via Twitter below and ask your questions in the comments.Price, who turned 67 on Monday, was accused of selling the office he's held since 1985 by taking nearly $1 million in bribes from former political consultant Kathy Nealy in exchange for helping her client firms win county contracts and other lucrative deals. Price was charged with 11 counts: bribery (count 1), mail fraud (counts 2 through 7), conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (count 8) and subscribing to a fraudulent income tax return (counts 9 to 11). His longtime assistant, Dapheny Fain, was charged with two counts: conspiracy to defraud the IRS (count 8) and lying to the FBI (count 13). If convicted, Price faces up to decades in prison. He's expected to remain free until U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn announces his sentence at a later date. Here's a summary of each count in the indictment and its maximum penalty.   Continue reading...

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