City Hall Corruption Case Sentencing Set

Sentencing is scheduled for March for an apartment complex developer who pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme that ensnared the former No. 2 official at Dallas City Hall.

Brian Potashnik  faces sentencing March 19 in federal district court in Dallas. He pleaded guilty this year to bribing former Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill in return for the city councilman's approval of Potashnik's plan to build low-income apartments.

The Dallas Morning News also reported Thursday that Potashnik's wife, Cheryl, will be sentenced the same day. She pleaded guilty to bribing state Rep. Terri Hodge in return for her support of the projects.

Hodge has maintained her innocence and faces trial March 8. Hill, his wife, Sheila and others convicted in the bribery scheme will be sentenced in February.

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