Former Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Don Hill to Be Sentenced

Published February 26, 2010

DALLAS (AP) — Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill and two others convicted of bribery and extortion are set to be sentenced as part of a City Hall corruption investigation.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn is set Friday to preside over the sentencing of Hill; his wife, Sheila Farrington Hill; and D'Angelo Lee, his appointee to the Dallas Plan Commission.

The three were convicted last year.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Don Hill and Lee face a maximum of 95 years in prison for coordinating a scheme to shake down developers for hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for votes on their low-income housing projects in southern Dallas.

Farrington could get up to 65 years for helping launder hundreds of thousands of dollars from the scheme.

Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P>

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