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FBI swoops down on offices, homes of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and associates
Dallas Morning News ^ | June 27, 2011 | Staff reports

Posted on 06/27/2011 3:32:56 PM PDT by ken in texas

FBI agents armed with federal search warrants swarmed the homes and offices of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, his top assistant and a political consultant Monday.

Agents were seen coming and going and searching vehicles at the county administration offices in the Texas Schoolbook Depository, at Price’s home in Oak Cliff and several other locations.

Price’s attorney, Billy Ravkind, released copies of search warrants issued for the commissioner’s person and two vehicles — but not copies of other warrants for his home and office.

The warrants said agents sought all electronic data from 2001 to the present related to alleged violations of federal charges ranging from bribery and tax evasion to money laundering and structuring of transactions to evade reporting requirements.

Speaking at his attorney’s office, Price said he did not know what the investigation is about.

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(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


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This is breaking news for those of you in the area of Dallas, TX. JWP has an "interesting" history down here.
1 posted on 06/27/2011 3:33:05 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: ken in texas
Allow me to be the first:


2 posted on 06/27/2011 3:36:26 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: ken in texas

Another Black “activist” and shake-down artist finally getting some justice. Somebody must have gotten tired of paying him off. He needs to spend the rest of his life in the slammer.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 3:37:27 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: ken in texas

No mention of party affiliation in the excerpt.

= Democrat most likely...


4 posted on 06/27/2011 3:39:25 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Racist Democrat


5 posted on 06/27/2011 3:40:58 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: ken in texas
Probably let it slip he was thinking of supporting Herman Cain.../sarc>

Cheers!

6 posted on 06/27/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ken in texas
JWP has an "interesting" history down here.

************

The grassy knoll....??

7 posted on 06/27/2011 3:41:54 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: kittymyrib
Another Black “activist” and shake-down artist finally getting some justice. Somebody must have gotten tired of paying him off. He needs to spend the rest of his life in the slammer.

Over the past few days, the editorial praise from the Dallas Morning News about the recently-deceased Al Lipscomb has been disgusting.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 3:42:04 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: library user
No mention of party affiliation in the excerpt. = Democrat most likely...

That would be a sniveling, racist Democrat hypocritically shouting "Racism!" at every perceived slight. Yeah...you got it. ;-)
9 posted on 06/27/2011 3:42:23 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ken in texas; ixtl; waterhill; mylife
H#ll Yea! (((ping)))

Its about time this POS got what was coming to him!

Hopefully they have something that sticks.

Thanks for the post Ken!

10 posted on 06/27/2011 3:43:13 PM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: ken in texas

Bro Price tells whitey to ‘Go to Hell’ at council meeting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aifas6SzyYk


11 posted on 06/27/2011 3:43:26 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: kittymyrib

He’s a JJ wannabe from way back. It’s about time they yanked his chain.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 3:43:51 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Even worse!

George Soros and John Wiley Price Partnership Reaps Big Rewards

http://www.dallasblog.com/201106241008201/dallas-blog/george-soros-and-john-wiley-price-partnership-reaps-big-rewards.html


13 posted on 06/27/2011 3:44:32 PM PDT by realpatriot (Some spelling (and grammar for the grammar nazis) errers entionally included!)
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To: cowtowney; library user

14 posted on 06/27/2011 3:44:32 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: library user

Big activist black, liberal democrat. An in your face kind of guy. Always trying to stir the race pot.


15 posted on 06/27/2011 3:44:47 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: ken in texas

Any cash in the freezer////


16 posted on 06/27/2011 3:46:27 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: re_nortex

Bill Cosby??? Say it aint so!!!


17 posted on 06/27/2011 3:46:40 PM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: patriot08

Thanks for the link. I remember he did that, but didn’t have a reference handy.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 3:48:34 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: ken in texas
He's been making powerful enemies his entire political career. Once there is blood in the water, the very corrupt JWPrice might just end up in jail. Don't know if he will, but he should.
19 posted on 06/27/2011 3:48:56 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: smith288

you read my mind...looks like no more JELLO pudding for him.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 3:49:05 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: re_nortex

He must buy his suits at the same store Don Cherry does eh?


21 posted on 06/27/2011 3:53:08 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: ken in texas


22 posted on 06/27/2011 3:55:32 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ken in texas

Let’s hope something finally comes of this. We need this a*****e gone.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 3:56:15 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: library user; cowtowney
No mention of party affiliation in the excerpt.

True, and it also wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article.

cowtowney was correct in post #5.

24 posted on 06/27/2011 3:57:41 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: re_nortex

Damn! He looks like Cosby.

BTW the FBI does not conduct searches on behalf of the IRS. Tax Evasion means the FBI couldn’t make the case on their own, wanted the headlines and IRS-CID ignored. Media accuracy I guess.


25 posted on 06/27/2011 3:59:07 PM PDT by Tuketu (De-fund the UN; Stop foreign aid. Balance the budget... humm, make one first)
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To: ken in texas

Get out the pop corn..This is going to be a circus.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 3:59:39 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: ken in texas

Rick Perry should have the Texas Rangers go in there and arrest him on TX state charges.


27 posted on 06/27/2011 4:02:04 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: ken in texas
Here, he demands an apology for a council member referring to something as disappearing down a ‘black hole’

the jerk accuses him of racism and demands an apology - how long is America going to put up with this ignorance. (And the ignorance here is probably two-fold. He probably has no idea what the scientific black hole is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1zGRUPztc&NR=1

28 posted on 06/27/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: ken in texas

Bro Price takes offense at council member using the term ‘black hole’
(scientifically) LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1zGRUPztc


29 posted on 06/27/2011 4:04:22 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: jtal

30 posted on 06/27/2011 4:04:33 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: org.whodat

Too soon to tell, but his “Bentley” was found parked in aide Daphney’s “garage”!

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Agents also searched the home of Price’s top assistant, Dapheny Fain, and the home and office of political consultant Kathy Nealy. Neither could be reached for comment.

At Fain’s home in DeSoto, a woman in a suit emerged, retrieved a box of rubber gloves from the back of a Suburban, and went back inside. Later, a locksmith carrying tools was escorted inside to help open a lock. In the garage, agents searched a Bentley that is registered to Price.

Asked why the Bentley was parked in Fain’s garage, Price said, “I don’t know. She has a garage.”


31 posted on 06/27/2011 4:06:11 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Spktyr

“Will Rogers never met John Wiley Price”.

-funshow bumper sticker.


32 posted on 06/27/2011 4:10:12 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe ( "Failure to speak out against evil is evil itself" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
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To: texasredhead8712; TexKat; TheOldLady; ValerieTexas; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; ...
...agents sought all electronic data from 2001 to the present related to alleged violations of federal charges ranging from bribery and tax evasion to money laundering and structuring of transactions to evade reporting requirements.
Thanks ken in texas.
Speaking at his attorney's office, Price said he did not know what the investigation is about.

Congresswoman Calls Out John Wiley Price for Shaking Down Development Deal

33 posted on 06/27/2011 4:12:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Seizethecarp
Perhaps the plot is thickening???

Thanks for the info. I'm not glued to the news right now, the update is appreciated.

34 posted on 06/27/2011 4:12:24 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: Vaquero

35 posted on 06/27/2011 4:13:12 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Envisioning; waterhill

Yeah, I did a little happy dance and a fist pump when I heard this on the radio today.

He is a surly POS.


36 posted on 06/27/2011 4:13:41 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: SunkenCiv
You're welcome.

Nice picture, by the way. I'm guessing he gets a good deal on suits and blazers, while trying to save taxpayer money. :)

37 posted on 06/27/2011 4:16:38 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: ken in texas

This guy was a dufus poverty pimp when I lived in dallas more than a decade ago!


38 posted on 06/27/2011 4:16:55 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!)
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To: Envisioning; waterhill

Yeah, I did a little happy dance and a fist pump when I heard this on the radio today.
They are looking for attempted tax evasion and bribery.

He is a surly POS.


39 posted on 06/27/2011 4:20:50 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ken in texas

He’s always been a connected scumbag criminal. I hope he gets put away for life.


40 posted on 06/27/2011 4:20:50 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Also, a second hand story from when I lived there more than a decade ago...

I had a friend who went to buy a meat smoker - a $4,000 smoker. Here’s how I remember the the story...

The guy who owned the company told us Ol’ John Wiley Price (aptly named) came to him and told him he’d like a discount
because he was a county commissioner and could create problems for him if he didn’t get a discount.

The guy told him to pound sand.

My friend bought his smoker... will probably get cancer from eating smoked meats, but a great guy.


41 posted on 06/27/2011 4:21:11 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
This guy was a dufus poverty pimp when I lived in dallas more than a decade ago! nothing has changed....anybody who thinks there are no foundation to these charges is ignorant...
42 posted on 06/27/2011 4:23:02 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: ken in texas

Since 1992 Price has been charged with the following offenses the majority of which have been dismissed;[7] aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, terroristic threat, aggravated assault-serious bodily injury, and sexual assault (which was dismissed by the Judge).[8] On June 27, 2011; FBI agents searched Price’s offices.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wiley_Price
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Mr. Price, who frequently leads public protests on racial issues, was accused of breaking the ankle of a construction worker, who is white, during a scuffle outside the Dallas County Administration Building last Aug. 2 shortly after a demonstration that protested hiring practices and news coverage at a television station. Mr. Price said he acted in self-defense. Jurors Report Threats

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/05/12/us/black-dallas-official-is-acquitted-in-tense-trial-on-assault-charge.html


43 posted on 06/27/2011 4:28:30 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: maine-iac7
... probably has no idea what the scientific black hole is ...

He probably has no idea about many things, but he seems to have made a dang good living. Wonder if I could get a gig like that. :)

44 posted on 06/27/2011 4:28:37 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: ken in texas

I am a Native Texan living in the Ozarks of Missouri and lived in Dallas area for many years. JWP’s antics were a common occurences and my comment is “it’s about time!”


45 posted on 06/27/2011 4:31:03 PM PDT by TXLady
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All true.

I remember many years ago I read an article, D Magazine as I recall, about this guy. It said he has a collage of photos at home of all the dead black activist/anarchists with a photo of his big dumb face stuck right in the middle.

“Our Man Downtown” is his chosen nickname. If they get him on tax evasion and bribery, I’ll have a little party at my house. Possibly dip into the sourmash, maybe fire up a cigar, and LMAO.


46 posted on 06/27/2011 4:33:34 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: ken in texas

Our Clown Downtown. I hope they have the goods on this racist criminal.


47 posted on 06/27/2011 4:35:23 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: mylife

my daughter (who HAS a radio at work) sent me a text about this. My response: “there IS a God!” We’ve certainly waited long enough.


48 posted on 06/27/2011 4:39:26 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: Fresh Wind

Bone in the hair is a nice touch :)


49 posted on 06/27/2011 4:40:59 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: ken in texas

Latest news with updates:

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/06/breaking-news-1.html


50 posted on 06/27/2011 4:45:50 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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