The FBI search warrant of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price's house reveals agents were looking for communications between Price and 11 people and 24 companies, including some of the biggest names in North Texas.
The warrant, released Thursday by Price's attorneys, provides new insight into the sweeping nature of the FBI's investigation but also raises questions about why agents are interested in certain people and businesses, such as American Airlines, advertising agency Weber Shandwick, Fort Worth developer Hillwood and Walmart.
All four companies are listed as clients of Kathy Nealy, a longtime Price friend who runs a political consulting company.
Nealy's home and office were raided June 27 at the same time agents searched the homes and offices of Price and his assistant, Dapheny Fain.
The FBI has not commented on the investigation, and Price's attorney, Billy Ravkind, said agents have also not him why his client is under investigation.
Ravkind described the investigation as "a bunch of crap."
"We don't know exactly what they think they're going to find," he said.
"I don't think he's ever taken a bribe in his life," Ravkind said. "If they prove that he has, then we go to jail -- that simple."
The warrant reveals agents were looking for "notes, writings, communications or other records" involving Fain, Nealy, state Sen. Royce West, art shop owner Karen Manning and others.
Records for the sale and purchase of automobiles were included, as were any records in the sale or ownership of real estate properties and a yearly festival Price founded, Kwanzaafest.
Notes related to Price's activities with Kwanzaafest, including documents regarding VIP receptions, solicitations for contributions, check registers and purchase orders are included as well.
Two company names come up often in the document -- Millennium 2000 and Male Man or MMS Company.
Male Man, also doing business as MMS Company, is a distributor of electronics, branded merchandise and employee incentives, according to its business website.
Millennium 2000 is an art gallery that sells African art. The shop's owner, Manning, is referenced multiple times in the search warrant.
Additionally, photographs from Price's birthday party fundraising events, electronic storage devices, Price's address book and calendar and all financial information were included in the warrant.
Here is a complete list of the names mentioned in the warrant:
- Kathy Nealy
- Karen Manning
- Willis Johnson
- DeMetris Sampson
- Royce West
- John Edmonds
- Pettis Norman
- Regina Watts
- Brenda Jackson
- W.O. Henry
- Leon Backes
Here is a complete list of the companies:
- American Airlines
- American Health Care LLC
- Atos Origin
- Bearing Point Inc.
- Black Glove Boxing Inc
- Cyber Inc
- CMGRP dba
- Weber Shandwick
- Commission on State Emergency Communications
- Dell Services/Perot Systems
- DSD Distributing LLC
- Energy Future Holdings
- Gold Metal Recyclers
- Henry Building and/or the Schwarz companies
- HKS Inc.
- Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP
- Millennium 2000
- Provident Realty
- Service Leadership Team SALT
- Southwestern Bell Company
- Vignon Corp.
NBC DFW's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.