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Developer blows whistle on City Hall shakedowns

Reese Dunklin of The Dallas Morning News tells the story of developer Bill Fisher, who became an FBI informant after his low-income apartment complex projects were rejected by the Dallas City Council. Before the vote, Fisher was told that in order to get millions of dollars in economic incentives, he would have to do favors for friends of Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Don Hill. The FBI's case led to an indictment alleging that "Mr. Hill and his associates demanded and received about $225,000 in contracts and fees from the developer." The News story further reveals that Mr. Fisher has his own checkered past.

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