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Thu May 16, 2019, 12:52 AM

Bribe Payer in DCS Scheme Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison, Ordered to Pay $125M in Restitutio

Bribe Payer in DCS Scheme Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison, Ordered to Pay $125M in Restitution

Force Multiplier Solutions CEO Robert C. Leonard was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison and ordered to pay $125 million in restitution for his role in a bribery scheme that took down multiple public officials and precipitated the collapse of Dallas County Schools, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Mr. Leonard, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on August 9 to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud.

“In peddling bribes and kickbacks, Mr. Leonard undermined Dallas’ trust in its public officials. And in bringing him to justice, we hope to restore citizens’ faith in the system,” said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox. “As I’ve said repeatedly over the past year and a half, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will be relentless in its pursuit of anyone involved in bribing public officials – from bribe recipients to bribe facilitators to bribe payers. The citizens of Dallas deserve integrity from City Hall.”

In plea papers, Mr. Leonard, now 71, admits he paid local officials – including then Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and former DCS Superintendent Ricky Sorrells – more than $3.5 million in order to secure DCS contracts for his company’s stop-arm camera technology.

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndtx/pr/bribe-payer-dcs-scheme-sentenced-7-years-federal-prison-ordered-pay-125m-restitution

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Thu May 16, 2019, 07:17 AM

1. Cameras on school busses to catch motorists passing busses

I am not surprised there there were bribes involved.

School systems in others states have also signed questionable contracts with an Australian investment company that makes or has made millions with school systems sending out phony "tickets" to drivers that look like official government documents and charging motorists huge sums such as $300.00. Drivers think the phone documents are real and pay them -most of the money goes to the companies running the scams and not to the government or the school boards.

In my area they just parked a school bus strategically on, with no students on board and no flashing lights-just the stop sign deployed.

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