DALLAS -One of the 14 people facing federal charges of corruption and bribery in association with the use of tax-exempt private-activity bonds to finance low-income housing in Dallas pleaded guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

The plea is the first admission of guilt from a 166-page indictment handed down in September 2007 that resulted from a three-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Dallas City Hall. The defendants are accused of offering or accepting bribes to obtain more than $2 million of tax-exempt bonds through the Dallas Housing Finance Corp. to finance four low-income apartment complexes.

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