Defense Rests In Dallas Leader’s Corruption Trial
DALLAS (AP) — The defense has rested its case in the corruption trial of longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price after calling just two witnesses.
Price's legal team called a county administrator and an accountant as a defense expert before resting its case on Thursday. Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday morning after the extended Easter weekend, after which jurors will begin deliberations.
Testimony extended over an eight-week trial in federal court in Dallas. Price is charged with mail fraud, conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and filing a fraudulent income tax return. The longtime political leader and civic activist would spend decades in prison if convicted of all 11 counts against him. Three other co-defendants have already been convicted on charges related to the Price corruption probe.