Robert Leonard Jr.

Former Preston Hollow neighbor Robert Leonard Jr., one of the men at the center of the Dallas County Schools bus camera scandal, was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the crime.

Leonard, 71, pleaded guilty last year to paying local officials more than $3.5 million to secure contracts for his company, Force Multiplier Solutions, the Dallas Morning News reported. Along with his prison sentence, Leonard was ordered to pay $125 million in restitution along with Rick Sorrells, former superintendent for DISD.

Force Multiplier Solutions was founded, Leonard claims, to keep children safe on school buses, but his deal with Dallas County Schools ended up costing taxpayers millions. Leonard and his company earned $70 million from the deal.

Leonard also bribed former city council member Dwaine Caraway through campaign contributions to help get the city’s approval of his company’s contract.

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