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Fast Cars, Expensive Art & Cash Fueled DCS Corruption

August 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
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The headline grabber last week was Dwaine Caraway, a political powerhouse as Dallas’ Mayor Pro Tem, who resigned after pleading guilty to federal charges in a bribery conspiracy.

While the man behind that conspiracy, Robert Carl Leonard Jr, took backstage in his federal plea agreement – a newcomer to Dallas who proved to be a wrecking ball for Caraway, Dallas County Schools and the taxpayers who paid for all those darn, DCS cameras.

Leonard, who was the owner of the company that sold the cameras to DCS, was a “businessman with a product to sell, who found a market that was effectively unregulated,” said Cal Jillson, political science professor at SMU, and an expert on all things political in Dallas.

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