2 More Sentenced in Dallas Corruption Trial

Two more people were sentenced Monday on extortion charges in the Dallas City Hall corruption case.

Darren L. Reagan, 50, of DeSoto, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting in extortion of public officials.

Rickey Robertson, 43, of Cedar Hill, was sentenced to three years in federal prison. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit extortion and conspiracy to commit money laundering. But the judge overturned the money laundering count Monday, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to show he knew the funds he received were from an illegal source.

Reagan and Robertson were convicted in October in the shaking down of developers for bribes over low-income housing project approvals from the city.

Prosecutors said an organization Reagan ran, the Black State Employees Association of Texas, was a front for the extortion scheme. Robertson was a principal of a sham construction firm.

Federal prosecutors said it was the largest corruption case in Dallas' history.

Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, his wife, Sheila Farrington Hill; and former Dallas Plan Commissioner D'Angelo Lee were sentenced Friday. Don Hill was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison, and his wife was sentenced to nine years. Lee was sentenced to 14 years.

Reagan and Robertson were ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on April 27.

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