|Dallas Attorney Matthew Yarbrough quoted in The Dallas Morning News article |
FBI agent leading John Wiley Price inquiry is sidelined by massive stroke
|September 25, 2012 11:48 pm|
The Dallas Morning News:
A veteran FBI agent who was leading the high-profile public corruption investigation into the activities of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is in the hospital recovering from a serious, career-threatening illness.
Legal observers say Special Agent Don Sherman's health crisis could hurt the Price case if it goes to trial even though much, if not all, of the groundwork has already been done. Other experts, however, say that the bureau probably has other talented agents on the case and that investigators typically work together and share information.
Sherman, 54, suffered a massive stroke about a month ago while recovering in the hospital from surgery to remove a growth in his chest. He is still in the hospital, according to a website where friends and family are updating his condition and sharing their thoughts and prayers.
The FBI and U.S. attorney's office declined to comment on the matter or whether Sherman will return to work.
Matthew Yarbrough, a former U.S. attorney who has his own firm in Dallas, said a case as big as the Price investigation will have numerous people working it.
"The public corruption unit has a nice legacy. They've been doing this a while," he said.
The Price investigation, he said, is probably being worked with a task force involving other agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Yarbrough said.
"At this stage, they have done a lot of work already," he said.
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