Mastermind Behind Dallas County Schools Bribery Scandal Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Robert Leonard, former CEO of Force Multiplier Solutions, could get 10 years in federal prison
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The man behind the bribery scandal that ruined Dallas County Schools was sentenced to seven years in prison by a federal Judge today. 

Robert Leonard, the former CEO of Force Multiplier Solutions, faced up to 10 years in federal prison. He originally faced 20, but a successful plea deal led to a lower sentence. 

The judge ordered Leonard to pay $125 million in restitution and seized a Bentley, Jeep, paintings, and cash from him. 

Leonard's firm installed cameras on the swing-stop arms of buses belonging to Dallas County Schools. In order to land that contract, Leonard gave millions of dollars in bribes to Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and former DCS superintendent Rick Sorrels.

Leonard pleaded guilty to that bribery scheme last year. The resulting scandal brought down Dallas County Schools, bringing it to the edge of bankruptcy. 

Dwaine Caraway just began serving a four and a half year sentence in federal prison.