Dallas County permits viewing of satellite gear

Satcom gear

Credit: WFAA

Two weeks after the initial request, Dallas County permitted WFAA to view three mobile satellite communications trailers.

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by BRETT SHIPP

WFAA

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 2:49 AM

NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES

DALLAS — After two weeks of trying, Dallas County officials on Wednesday allowed News 8 and County Commissioner Maureen Dickey to see three mobile satellite communication units that were being kept in an off-site warehouse.

The emergency gear was purchased from a close friend of Commissioner John Wiley Price in 2005, but has been mothballed for almost a year.

The county used $600,000 in federal grant money to purchase and maintain the equipment.

News 8 has learned that certain county purchases are part of an ongoing FBI investigation.

E-mail bshipp@wfaa.com

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