Highlights from the career and activities of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. Much of the information is taken from an FBI affidavit filed in a civil forfeiture case, in which federal authorities are seeking to keep money seized from the commissioner in 2011 and 2012.
1984 - John Wiley Price is the first African American elected to the Dallas County Commissioners Court.
Aug. 4, 1995 - Price opens an account at a Forney bank in his mother's name, the FBI contends.
April 12, 1996 - Price files for bankruptcy under the name John Wiley Price III, which the FBI says is not his real name. He declares assets of $339,000.
1998-1999 - Price allegedly obtains property around Dallas County, but doesn't put it in his name, FBI agents say. He also doesn't disclose it to the bankruptcy court, the FBI says.
May 11, 2001 Price's bankruptcy is finished. Price has $372,000 in debts discharged by the bankruptcy court. Price retains his house at 406 E. Fifth Street, watches, African art, life insurance, retirement plan and a 1948 Pontiac, according to the FBI.
December 2003 -- According to the FBI, among the paid sponsors to that year's KwanzaaFest, Price's African American heritage festival, includes several corporate clients of one of Price's close associates. The FBI alleges that that associate shares money with Price. Also, some of those same sponsors have allegedly had business before Price on the commissioners court.
2007 Former City Councilman Don Hill and others charged in the Dallas City Hall corruption case. The FBI code name for that investigation was 'Southern Mistletoe,' after the parasitic plant.
Oct. 2009 Hill and cohorts convicted.
Feb. 26, 2010 Hill and his wife are sentenced to prison. He gets 18 years; she gets nine years. Don gets out in 2025.
June 27, 2011 FBI agents search and homes and offices of Price, political consultant Kathy Nealy, Price's assistant Dapheny Fain and others. Agents find about $229,000 in a safe in Price's Oak Cliff home. No one is charged with a crime.
Sept. 27, 2011 Price filed paperwork claiming $115,000 of the money found in his safe. Price said he was a 'custodian' of the rest of the money, which he said belonged to Fain.
March 26, 2012 U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas files a civil forfeiture lawsuit seeking to keep money found in Price's house during the search. They also seek to keep another $230,000 Price was supposed to receive from a land sale.
April 12, 2013 A federal judge puts the forfeiture case on hold 'until the conclusion of the parallel criminal investigation and any related criminal case resulting therefrom.'