Another hit to taxpayers on Dallas school bus camera deal

image: camera lensNBCDFW reports: The state appointed committee that is shutting down Dallas County Schools (DCS) is a step closer to selling piles of school bus camera equipment stacked in a warehouse and never used. All of it bought at taxpayer expense.

The committee said Monday it has received at least two bids from parties interested in buying the cameras. But it appears taxpayers will take another financial hit on the deal.

NBC 5 Investigates showed you the DCS camera warehouse in exclusive video earlier this month revealing mounds of boxes collecting dust. They are a visual reminder of how former DCS management kept buying camera equipment even as the bus camera business venture the agency operated lost money.

The FBI is now investigating the agency’s bus camera contracts. One man has already pleaded guilty in exchange for his testimony in what prosecutors have described as a money laundering and bribery scheme.

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