Price Accused of Hiding Land Deals Reneging on Lawn Care Expenses

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DALLAS (CBS11) – Jurors in Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s federal corruption trial were told Wednesday, Price hid investments in three land deals and failed to pay taxes or mowing expenses on the properties.

Debra White, a nurse, testified her then-husband, George White, entered into a verbal agreement with Price in 1999 to buy land near Dallas Baptist University, near I-35 and I-635 in Mesquite and in an area referred to in court as Fairport-Trinity.

But when it came time to sign a formal ownership agreement, Price’s executive assistant, Daphney Fain, was the one that signed on the dotted line, White said.

The government called White to the witness stand in its continuing efforts to prove Price hid investments and revenue from the Internal Revenue Service, as part of a wider conspiracy involving political bribery.

White said the land partnership was struck at her home,…

Original published: 15 March 2017 10:43 pm Read the full Dallas News here

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