John Wiley Price co-defendant gets second court-appointed attorney
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s political consultant and co-defendant in his federal corruption case has received a second court-appointed attorney.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Toliver appointed Russell Wilson on Monday to represent Kathy Nealy.
Wilson oversaw the conviction integrity unit for former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and is now in private practice.
Wilson will join Cheryl Wattley, who was previously appointed to Nealy’s case.
Price, Nealy and two others were indicted in July. The majority of the charges of bribery, tax evasion and mail fraud in the 13-count indictment are against Price and Nealy. Price’s top aide, Dapheny Fain, as well as Christian Campbell, a business consultant, also are charged. All four defendants have pleaded not guilty.
The trial is scheduled to begin in January.