Two Associated with Dallas County Commissioner’s Public Corruption Investigation Plead Guilty
DALLAS—Two individuals associated with the public corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, one of whom was indicted last July with Commissioner Price, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney this morning, through plea agreements and factual resumes, to federal offenses, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.
Christian Lloyd Campbell, 45, of Oklahoma, a consultant who, through his company, Christian Consulting Group, provided consulting services for businesses pursuing public and private sector contracts, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning a local government receiving federal benefits, as was charged in the indictment. Campbell faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. However, according to the plea agreement filed, if the Court accepts the plea, the parties agree that the maximum term of imprisonment shall be no more than 36 months.
Karen Manning, 49, of Dallas, who owned the Millennium 2000 art gallery in Dallas, which among other things, according to the factual resume filed, sold African art for Commissioner Price, pleaded guilty to an Information filed today charging one count of subscribing to a false and fraudulent U.S. individual income tax return. She faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
A factual resume is a statement of facts that support a defendant’s guilty plea. All persons named in Campbell and Manning’s factual resumes are entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
Sentencing dates were not set.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation are conducting the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Walt M. Junker and J. Nicholas Bunch and Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Miller are prosecuting.