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Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:26 PM

Former Melissa mayor sentenced to 33 months in bribery scheme

SHERMAN The former mayor of Melissa was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Friday for soliciting a bribe from a local developer during his time in office.

David Dorman, who presided over the rural Collin County city from 1999 to 2009, pleaded guilty in January to a charge...

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TexasTowelie Jun 2013 OP
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #1
Cirque du So-What Jun 2013 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:28 PM

1. More details from a non-subscription link:

The former mayor of Melissa was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Friday for soliciting a bribe from a local developer to annex land into his city.

David Dorman, who served from 1999 to 2009, was also ordered to forfeit $30,000, the amount he admitting to collecting.

The developer who paid the bribe, John Christie, was sentenced to 6 months in prison and ordered to give up his real estate license.

Authorities said Christie agreed to pay $70,000 to Dorman, but stopped after three $10,000 payments when contacted by federal investigators.

More at http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/former-melissa-mayor-gets-33-months-in-federal-prison-on-bribery-charge.html/ .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:36 PM

2. Inquiring minds wanna know...

is she a 'D' or an 'R?' The link to the free article doesn't say, which leads me to believe it's 'R,' because if it was 'D,' it would be trumpeted in the headline.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:57 PM

3. It took some hunting, but it appears he is a Republican.

http://info.tpj.org/Lobby_Watch/pdf/MelissaMayorDavidDorman.pdf

I leaned that way since Melissa is in Collin County which is a Republican area.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 01:10 PM

4. Funny, isn't it?

The corporate media sure seem determined to obscure the identity of repug miscreants, don't they?

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