Court Sets Date for John Wiley Price Trial

Trial to begin for Price, co-defendants, Sept. 29

The date has been set for a jury trial in the case against longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three of his co-defendants.

Price was arrested July 25 and charged with taking $950,000 in bribes in what prosecutors say was a scheme to use his position on the commissioner's court to enrich himself.

According to a Trial Setting Order, the United States District Court said the trial will begin Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. following a pretrial conference at 8:30 a.m.

A 13-count indictment named Price, his longtime chief of staff Dapheny Elaine Fain and two political consultants, Kathy Louise Nealy and Christian Lloyd Campbell.

Price and Nealy are accused of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud and tax evasion. Campbell is accused of participating in the conspiracy. Price and Fain are accused of running a business that provided Price with another $133,000 that was never reported on income taxes.

Price, Nealy, Fain and Campbell all pleaded not guilty.

State law allows Price to continue to hold his seat on the commissioner's court, which he has held for 27 years, unless he is convicted. The legal case could take years.

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