Real estate developer Gina Bishop-Corwin is a longtime Park Cities resident who, with her husband, Mike Corwin, has 10 children. The family lives in University Park, just south of Preston Center, in a 5,200-square-foot home.
Last week, CBS-11 reported in an exclusive story by J.D. Miles, that Gina had been arrested in a massive drug sting operation that netted 10 arrests plus several raids and searches on Park Cities homes.
Bishop-Corwin, age 51, was indicted on seven counts involving drug and weapons charges. She was arrested at her University Park home on Stanford last week. The home is owned by MKT General LLC out of Dripping Springs, Texas. It was sold to the LLC in 2015 by the Gina Diane Bishop Trust in August 2019. The mortgage is for $750,000 and the lender is a “private individual.” There is no record of it in MLS; it is appraised by DCAD at just over $1.5 million. But residents say Bishop-Corbin is a “trust fund” recipient whose parents would give her money for each child she had. The “Bishop” in her family name is that of the family for whom the Bishop Arts District is named.
Additionally, Gary Collin Bussell, 50, and his girlfriend, were also arrested when the feds raided his townhome across from the Whole Foods on Lemmon Avenue — too close to home, say residents who shop there regularly.
The sophisticated narcotics operation, which authorities allege started in 2014, was exposed when it was learned that a Collin County man died from a drug overdose in his Fairview, Texas, apartment. Sources told CBS 11 News the man, age 30, was found dead inside his apartment from a fatal overdose of fentanyl, which was then traced back to those now facing federal charges.
The indictments reveal that the 10 accused “… did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire and agree to… distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Alprazolam, Oxycodone, Amphetamine Adderall, Cocaine and Fentanyl.“
Park Cities residents, parents and Realtors reacted to the arrests with feelings of betrayal:
“My son and his Highland Park roommates are stunned and sickened by what they found out last night,” says a resident whose children played on the same sports teams as the Corwin children. “It’s deeply disturbing at so many levels. Everyone just feels so betrayed.”
She echoes the reaction of so many.
“How in the world did they think this was okay? Since middle school this family has been involved in our lives. Going to all the basketball games football games. They won the HP state championship two times, partying at the Jones’s Stadium suite before all the championship games.”