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Date Set in Bribery Trial Of Ex-Dallas Board Member

A July 1 trial date has been set for a former Dallas school board member charged with accepting more than $450,000 in bribes.

Dan Peavy pleaded not guilty this month to charges that he accepted the money to help a business partner win insurance contracts with the school district.

A federal grand jury indicted Mr. Peavy last month on 42 counts of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, falsification of income tax returns, and extortion. His partner, Eugene M. Oliver, has also pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering.

Mr. Peavy resigned from the board amid controversy last year about taped telephone conversations in which he made sexist, racist, and homophobic remarks. (See Education Week, May 15, 1996, and Nov. 8, 1995.)

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