John Wiley Price Can Contact Witnesses in Corruption Case

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jwp 2DALLAS — A new twist Thursday in John Wiley Price’s federal corruption case.

According to the Dallas Morning News,  the judge ruled the Dallas County Commissioner can contact witnesses and alleged victims who may testify against him.

Price’s attorneys asked for the change, so he can communicate with his staff and other possible witnesses in order to prepare his defense.

Price was arrested last month on corruption charges. His chief of staff Dapheny Fain and two consultants, Kathy Nealy and Christian Campbell,  were also arrested.

John Wiley Price Arrested, Denies Taking Bribes

“He accepted approximately $950,000 in cash, in cars and in land from consultant Kathy Nealy” said US Attorney Sarah Saldana, “In exchange for using his influence on commissioner’s court to act favorably on behalf of Nealy`s clients, and those of Christian Campbell, who’s also a consultant in Dallas.”

The Federal indictment shows the FBI has been actively investigating Price since 2001. His home was raided back in 2011 with agents seizing more than $200,000.

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