Dallas Public Corruption

Federal Indictments: Dallas City Hall 2007

Federal prosecutors announced conspiracy charges against Dallas City Councilman Donald Hill and fifteen others during October 2007. The Dallas public corruption probe first became public during June 2005 when federal agents executed search warrants at Dallas City Hall. During October 2009, a federal jury convicted former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill on seven of the nine corruption charges against him. Our members are proud to have been at the forefront of the largest public corruption investigation in North Texas history.

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill, a/k/a Donald W. Hill, of Dallas, Texas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, four counts of bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, two counts of extortion by public officials, one count of conspiracy to commit deprivation of honest services by wire fraud, two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of tax evasion.

Dallas City Plan Commissioner D’Angelo Lee, of Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, California, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, four counts of bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, one count of extortion by public officials, one count of conspiracy to commit deprivation of honest services by wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. D'Angelo Lee was nominated to the City Plan and Zoning Commission by former Dallas City Council Member Donald Hill.

State Representative Terri Hodge, a/k/a Gladys E. Hodge, of Dallas, Texas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a state government receiving federal benefits, eight counts of bribery concerning a state government receiving federal benefits, and five counts of fraud and false statements in connection with her federal income tax returns for the tax years 2001 through 2005. Terri Hodge is a member of the Texas House of Representatives where she has served since 1996.

Brian L. Potashnik, of Highland Park, Texas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a state government receiving federal benefits, eight counts of bribery concerning a state government receiving federal benefits, one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits and four counts of bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits. Brian Potashnik was founder, president and principal of Southwest Housing Development Company, Inc.

Sheila D. Farrington, a/k/a Sheila Hill, of Dallas, was the principal of Farrington & Associates. She was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, four counts of bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, one count of extortion by public officials, one count of conspiracy to commit deprivation of honest services by wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Sheila Farrington is married to defendant Donald Hill.

Andrea L. Spencer, a/k/a Toni Fisher and Toni Thomas, of Dallas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, four counts of bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, one count of conspiracy to commit deprivation of honest services by wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Spencer was a principal Kiest General LLC, Kiest Blvd. LP, and LKC Dallas.

Ronald W. Slovacek, a/k/a Ron Slovacek, of Shady Shores, Texas, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, four counts of bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, one count of conspiracy to commit deprivation of honest services by wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was a real estate developer and a principal Millennium Land Development LLC, Kiest General LLC, Kiest Blvd. LP, and LKC Dallas.







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