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Ex-Rockwall housing exec gets prison in theft case

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DALLAS (AP) — An ex-public housing official for a Dallas-area city must serve a year and a day in prison for using government money in a scam involving drugs and hotel stays.

A federal judge in Dallas on Wednesday sentenced 37-year-old Jennifer Tyson of Rockwall.

Tyson formerly managed the Rockwall Housing Development Corporation, which operates a 36-apartment complex called the Meadows. She pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds.

Tyson must also repay more than $195,000.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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