Last Dallas Corruption Defendants Sentenced

The last two defendants convicted in the Dallas City Hall corruption case have been sentenced.

A U.S. district judge Friday sentenced Denton developer Ronald Slovacek to seven years in prison. Andrea Spencer, who owned a contracting firm, was sentenced to two years probation.

Slovacek was convicted last year of conspiracy to commit bribery, bribery and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Spencer pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy to commit bribery.

The U.S. attorney's office says Slovacek conspired with former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and others including Spencer to use Spencer's minority business certificate to solicit overpriced construction contracts.

The Dallas Morning News reports that in all, 14 defendants were convicted. Seven pleaded guilty, seven were convicted by juries. Hill is serving 18 years in prison.

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