Ex-Consultant to John Wiley Price Must Serve Probation

An ex-consultant linked to a Dallas County commissioner acquitted of bribery and fraud counts must serve probation in a plea deal that says he helped funnel money to the elected official.

Christian Campbell was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Dallas. Campbell was also fined $25,000 as part of his 2015 guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Prosecutors say Campbell provided assistance in the case against longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

Price in April was acquitted of bribery and mail fraud charges in a case that prosecutors alleged involved nearly $1 million in money, cars and land.

Jurors deadlocked on tax-fraud charges and prosecutors later decided not to retry Price, who was first elected in 1985.

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