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It's been a week since federal prosecutors in Dallas taught a brand new lesson in science: Money really does grow on trees.

Who knew! It's this week's Uncut commentary.

Last Friday, the U.S. attorney for North Texas announced some big, long-expected indictments, the chief of which was Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.

For years, there have been whispers of improper payments and votes for sale involving him. After a very lengthy and exhaustive probe, the prosecutor announced it is true, that she can prove it, and intends to get a conviction.

Any public official making so much as a nickel illegally needs to go to the penitentiary.

The trouble is, the investigation stops when it comes to identifying who actually paid the alleged bribes. And, you see, while it is a crime to accept a bribe, it's also a crime to pay one.

Despite all that high-powered legal clout assembled last Friday and all the years of investigating, no one will say who paid the cash. You know, the big-money movers and shakers who doled out the dollars in hopes of special treatment or advance notice.

We're told it's an ongoing investigation. The truth is, the money people are just as invisible today as they were a week ago.

Hollywood said it best: Show me the money. Not just who you think received it, but who gave it!

For now, I guess we'll all just have to wait and see what falls from the trees, next growing season.

Those are my thoughts, send me yours at jmccaa@wfaa.com.

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