Ex-Texas Mayor Sentenced In Bribery Scheme

SHERMAN (June 29, 2013)—David Dorman, the former mayor of the small town of Melissa, is headed to prison for his role in a bribery scheme that also involved a real estate broker.

Dorman was sentenced Friday to 33 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, prosecutors said.

He was accused of soliciting a bribe from broker John Christie.

Both men pleaded guilty in January to charges stemming from the bribery scheme.

Christie was sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised release.

His real estate license will be suspended during that time.

In 2007, Dorman solicited a $70,000 bribe from Christie.

Prosecutors say Dorman got $30,000 in three separate payments and in exchange, arranged to annex land from a neighboring city so Christie could develop it and sell it.

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