Story and photo courtesy of the Dallas Morning News: Dallas lawyer David Henderson, a former prosecutor now with the Ellwanger Law firm, says Dallas County authorities should have asked a grand jury to investigate DeSoto City Council member Candice Quarles. (Shaban Athuman/Staff Photographer)
DeSOTO — For more than two years, leaders of this Dallas suburb have guarded a secret: City Council member Candice Quarles benefited from thousands of taxpayer dollars her husband stole as head of the town’s economic development corporation.
DeSoto officials and the Dallas County district attorney’s office did little to investigate the councilwoman’s potential role after her husband told police she knew of at least one fraudulent transaction, according to interviews and a review of police documents by The Dallas Morning News.
Her financial gains surfaced in records tied to husband Jeremiah Quarles’ theft case. He pleaded guilty in April to making more than $9,000 in illegal credit card charges from 2013 to 2016 and received probation. Read the full story here