John Wiley Price to meet with federal prosecutors next week

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Posted on June 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 27 at 10:07 PM

DALLAS -- After years of investigations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is getting closer to possible indictments in the public corruption case involving Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

News 8 has confirmed with Price's attorney Billy Ravkind that Price was invited to meet with federal prosecutors next Wednesday to hear their case against him.

Ravkind says this means indictments could be on the horizon. He also told News 8 he believes prosecutors will discuss the case with Price in order to reach a plea deal -- though Ravkind says it's unlikely Price will agree to anything.

Federal authorities believe Price has been part of a criminal conspiracy dating back to the 1990s. He denies doing anything wrong, and hasn't been charged with any crimes.

The FBI has been looking at where Price's money is flowing through land deals, campaign funding, a car collection, and other avenues. They have previously seized money from his home, as well as money he was supposed to receive for a land deal.

In 2012 a civil forfeiture lawsuit to keep Price's seized dollars was filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Tom Mills, lawyer for John Wiley Price's assistant Dapheny Fain, who is also under FBI investigation, confirmed late Friday night to News 8 that his client also got a letter from federal prosecutors. He said she also got an invitation to meet with them and discuss the case.

Mills said it is unclear if Fain will meet with federal prosecutors at this point.

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