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Resource ID: #18678
Subject: County Government
Source: FW Weekly, (Fort Worth, TX)
Date: 2001-03-22



A FW Weekly investigation finds that "a corrupt county commissioner with a sleazy past ... has broken numerous laws, got favorable zoning changes and built roads to nowhere for his political supporters, paved streets in sub-division where his son had new house near where other homeowners have been waiting for years to get streets paved; used his position to get himself and his friends and family out of trouble with the cops, used threats to intimidate his political enemies...." The story sheds light on how the commissioner helped elect a born-again Christian as sheriff. When their friendship soured, the government official ended up the subject of a secret investigation ordered by the sheriff.

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