Texas: School Bus Camera Felon Evades Jail Time

The former Dallas County Schools board president who helped drive the organization into bankruptcy by promoting school bus stop arm cameras in Texas will escape prison time. US District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn on Thursday sentenced Larry Duncan to house arrest for his role in the costly bribery and corruption scandal.

Judge Lynn imposed a sentence of six months of home confinement. Duncan will have to wear a GPS monitor on his ankle, but he can leave his house to go to work, church, a medical appointment or to attend educational programs. Thereafter, Duncan will spend three years on probation and do 200 hours of community service. Duncan will also have to pay $45,136 in back taxes to the IRS.