Statement on Indictment Of Former Mayor
The City has been aware of this ongoing investigation and has been fully cooperating with the FBI in this matter.
In 2015, the City initiated its own related ethics investigation by an independent investigator in response to several citizen complaints regarding former Mayor Laura Maczka’s relationship and employment with Mark Jordan and his company. The City exercised the full extent of its power following existing law to conduct the investigation, which was specific to potential City and state ethics violations, finding none. As a non-criminal investigation, the independent investigator did not have subpoena powers and focused solely on alleged violations of specific City and state ethics laws based on the then-available evidence. After the ethics investigation was complete and the investigator’s report was publicly delivered to the City Council, the City then handed over all related materials to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit for further review.
Due to the ongoing investigation and pending legal proceedings, the City must defer any further public comment on this matter to the appropriate authorities.