Prosecutors Ask for Meeting in Commissioner Price Probe

Indictments in long FBI investigation could come soon

The lawyer for longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price said Friday that federal prosecutors have invited him to a meeting next week to lay out the FBI’s corruption case against his client and possibly offer a plea bargain.

The move is the first solid indication that prosecutors may be ready to seek indictments since FBI agents raided Price's home and office three years ago.

Price's lawyer Billy Ravkind said he was not certain if Price would also attend the meeting but the lawyer said he plans to go.

"It would be foolish not to listen," Ravkind told NBC 5.

Outside his office late Friday, Price ignored a reporter’s question about the investigation.

Kathy Colvin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, said she was aware of the report about the meeting, first published in the Dallas Morning News, but had no comment.

In court documents, FBI agents have laid out various allegations against Price, including bribery, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. No charges have been filed since the high-profile raids in June 2011.

NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff contributed to this report.

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