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Resource ID: #18779
Subject: Developers
Source: Dallas Morning News
Date: 2001-03-28



The Dallas Morning News investigates conflicts of interests stemming from special incentives that the city government has put in place for suburban developers. In the core of these incentives was the creation of "largely unregulated and overlooked special taxing districts." The reporting team determined that Tom Jester, the mayor of Dallas at this time, had a financial interest in one of the luxury housing developments projected in the suburbs. The series also examines the role that outside consultants played in creating the special districts and facilitating the relationship between the city and the developers. After the findings were published, the FBI started a corruption investigation.

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