Prosecutors announced attorney John Lewis signed documents pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion on Friday.
In documents filed in Court, Lewis admitted that he carried out a scheme to extort money from a developer with the knowledge and expectation that former Dallas city council member Donald Hill would financially personally benefit from the extortion, in relation to the developer's zoning change application for Dallas West Village.
Lewis faces a maximum statutory sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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Lewis' formal plea and sentencing are expected next week.