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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Roundup of Texas Crooked Lawyers, Judges and Bail Bondsmen

Former prosecutor pleads to crack cocaine charge
Former judicial candidate receives deferred adjudication probation.
By Craig Kapitan
ckapitan@express-news.net
Former Bexar County prosecutor and two-time judicial candidate Gammon Guinn, 56 who was arrested five years ago for purchasing crack cocaine with the help of a client pleaded no contest Monday to the felony drug charge.... On two occasions, Guinn drove the client to the East Side and gave him $900 to make crack purchases, police reports state. While using the drugs together in Guinn's Ford Mustang, they also picked up two women the client knew and shared the drugs in exchange for sexual favors, the client alleged.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Former-prosecutor-pleads-to-crack-cocaine-charge-1778899.php#ixzz1UX0xKO6f

By Lynn Brezosky
lbrezosky@express-news.net
BROWNSVILLE — A Brownsville bail bondsman admitted Monday to paying a middleman to bribe a state district judge to loosen bond terms for a drug defendant.
Francisco “Pancho” Cisneros, 46, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting extortion by paying $2,000 to the middleman, who bribed then-state District Judge Abel Corral Limas $700 to change the terms of a $25,000 bond from cash or surety to personal recognizance.
Cisneros faces a maximum prison term of 20 years plus up to a $250,000 fine at his Nov. 14 sentencing.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Bondsman-admits-judge-bribery-role-1780113.php#ixzz1UUgZoU55

From Grits for Breakfast
Isolated incidents: Corruption snares cop, judge, ATF agent, bail bondsman, jail guard, etc.
Several notable criminal-justice related corruption cases in Texas grabbed Grits' attention recently. First, via the Drug War Chronicle:
In Houston, a Houston police sergeant was arrested July 27 on charges he took a bribe to provide protection for a vehicle carrying several kilograms of cocaine. Sgt. Leslie Atkins, 46, faces federal charges of aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and with accepting a $2,000 bribe to provide protection for a vehicle transporting seven kilograms of cocaine. He was arrested after a June 22 indictment was unsealed. The 19-year veteran has been suspended without pay. He faces a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence on the cocaine charge and could get life, and he faces up to 20 years for the bribery count. He is out on $50,000 bail.
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A former Lubbock-based federal ATF agent, Brandon McFadden spent most of Thursday testifying in a federal corruption trial that he stole drugs and money from crime scenes with several Tulsa (OK) police officers."

This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories


Bondsman admits judge bribery role
By Lynn Brezosky
lbrezosky@express-news.net
BROWNSVILLE — A Brownsville bail bondsman admitted Monday to paying a middleman to bribe a state district judge to loosen bond terms for a drug defendant.
Francisco “Pancho” Cisneros, 46, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting extortion by paying $2,000 to the middleman, who bribed then-state District Judge Abel Corral Limas $700 to change the terms of a $25,000 bond from cash or surety to personal recognizance.
Cisneros faces a maximum prison term of 20 years plus up to a $250,000 fine at his Nov. 14 sentencing.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Bondsman-admits-judge-bribery-role-1780113.php#ixzz1UUgZoU55

From Grits for Breakfast
Isolated incidents: Corruption snares cop, judge, ATF agent, bail bondsman, jail guard, etc.
Several notable criminal-justice related corruption cases in Texas grabbed Grits' attention recently. First, via the Drug War Chronicle:
In Houston, a Houston police sergeant was arrested July 27 on charges he took a bribe to provide protection for a vehicle carrying several kilograms of cocaine. Sgt. Leslie Atkins, 46, faces federal charges of aiding and abetting the possession with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and with accepting a $2,000 bribe to provide protection for a vehicle transporting seven kilograms of cocaine. He was arrested after a June 22 indictment was unsealed. The 19-year veteran has been suspended without pay. He faces a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence on the cocaine charge and could get life, and he faces up to 20 years for the bribery count. He is out on $50,000 bail.
and -
A former Lubbock-based federal ATF agent, Brandon McFadden spent most of Thursday testifying in a federal corruption trial that he stole drugs and money from crime scenes with several Tulsa (OK) police officers."

This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

2 comments:

  1. There are plenty more crooked badges in Texas.

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