Mastermind Behind Dallas County Schools Bribery Scandal To Be Sentenced

Kristin Weisell
May 15, 2019 - 7:14 am
Robert Leonard, former CEO of Force Multiplier Solutions, could get 10 years in federal prison

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The man behind the bribery scandal that ruined Dallas County Schools learns his sentence today.

Robert Leonard, the former CEO of Force Multiplier Solutions, could get 10 years in federal prison. He originally faced 20, but a successful plea deal could get him this reduced sentence. 

Leonard's firm installed cameras on the swing-stop arms of buses belonging to Dallas County Schools. In order to land that contract, Leonard gave millions of dollars in bribes to Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and former DCS superintendent Rick Sorrels.

Leonard pleaded guilty to that bribery scheme last year. The resulting scandal brought down Dallas County Schools, bringing it to the edge of bankruptcy. 

Dwaine Caraway just began serving a four and a half year sentence in federal prison. 

Leonard's sentencing hearing begins at 1:30 this afternoon.​