Commissioner Price wants feds to return seized cash

Price search

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FBI agents removed carloads of evidence and cash from the Oak Cliff home of John Wiley Price as they executed a search warrant on June 29, 2011.

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 8:21 PM

DALLAS — There has been more legal wrangling in the attempt by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price to get cash seized by federal agents returned to him.

Price's attorney filed a motion on Tuesday saying the government is guilty of hypocrisy.

The FBI seized about $230,000 in cash during a raid in June, 2011.

Price's attorney said the forfeiture lawsuit is nothing but a sham or a ruse to secure evidence in an ongoing criminal investigation of the commissioner.

The government's lawsuit claims Price committed bribery and money-laundering, accusations Price has denied.

The commissioner has not been charged with any crime.

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