Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was ordered by a judge Thursday to use money in an account previously not disclosed to be paid to the court.
Prices faces trial on public corruption charges and Price has been given court-appointed attorneys at taxpayer expense. The judge said the newly revealed money will go toward covering those attorney costs.
The exact type of account the money was in was not made public.
Price’s attorney told the court price had not purposely hid the account from the court. She said when they discovered it they notified the court along with his intentions to use it to pay his property taxes on his Oak Cliff home where he has lived for years
But the judge denied his request and ordered the money in the account to be paid to the court. Price has until Dec. 1 to find out when the money could be taken out of the account it's in without penalty.