DALLAS (AP) - Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill received an
18-year sentence and two others convicted of bribery and extortion
also received prison terms as part of a City Hall corruption
U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn on Friday sentenced Hill's
wife, Sheila Farrington Hill, to nine years; and D'Angelo Lee, Don
Hill's appointee to the Dallas Plan Commission, received a 14-year
The three were convicted last year.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Don Hill and Lee faced a
maximum of 95 years in prison for coordinating a scheme to shake
down developers for hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for
votes on their low-income housing projects in southern Dallas.