Former Dallas mayor pro tem sentenced in corruption case

February 27, 2010 10:05:24 AM PST
Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill received an 18-year sentence and two others convicted of bribery and extortion also received prison terms as part of a City Hall corruption investigation. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn on Friday sentenced Hill's wife, Sheila Farrington Hill, to nine years; and D'Angelo Lee, Don Hill's appointee to the Dallas Plan Commission, received a 14-year prison term.

The three were convicted last year.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Don Hill and Lee faced 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.