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Former Dallas Councilman Dwaine Caraway to begin federal prison sentence Tuesday

Caraway's actions bankrupted the Dallas County Schools bus agency.

DALLAS — Editor's note: Dwaine Caraway has not been officially booked into a federal prison. He is still expected to turn himself in Tuesday. WFAA previously reported he was already in custody. 

Former Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is scheduled to begin serving his federal prison sentence Tuesday for a bribery scheme. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn sentenced 67-year-old Caraway to four years and eight months, 56 months total, in federal prison.

He was also ordered to pay $482,000 in restitution.

In August of 2018, he pleaded guilty to two bribery-related charges –conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and tax evasion.

Caraway's actions bankrupted the Dallas County Schools bus agency. He admitted to pocketing $450,000 between 2011 and 2017. The money, consisting mostly of checks Caraway cashed at pawn shops and liquor stores, came from Bob Leonard Jr., a New Orleans businessman.

His company, Force Multiplier Solutions, sold millions of dollars of school bus stop-arm cameras to Dallas County Schools, which ran fleets of school buses for local school districts.

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