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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Billie Sol Estes - King of the Texas conmen

Flamboyant Texas swindler Billie Sol Estes dies
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88. Estes reigned in the state as the king of con men for nearly 50 years. He was best known for the scandal that broke out during President John F. Kennedy's administration involving phony financial statements and non-existent fertilizer tanks. Several lower-level agriculture officials resigned, and he wound up spending several years in prison.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/article/Flamboyant-Texas-swindler-Billie-Sol-Estes-dies-4515130.php#ixzz2TIIB6U9I

If JFK hadn't been assassinated, LBJ probably would have gone down with Billie Sol. Numerous congressional committees were looking into the mess. An agriculture department employee who wouldn't off was found was found dead, a "suicide," with multiple gunshot wounds from a bolt action .22 rifle.

Bexar County Sheriff Antics

First, a Bexar County detention officer had part of his ear bitten off Sunday by a co-worker after the two fought while on duty at Bexar County Jail.
Earlier, another Bexar County detention officer — already under investigation for a felony theft charge — was arrested, officials said, after he assaulted his wife.
And on Thursday, a Bexar County deputy was arrested on a charge of obstructing the arrest of a wanted felon.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Counseling-chaplaincy-to-follow-misbehavior-4512417.php#ixzz2TGbirab8

Travis County DA Lehmberg released from jail
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was released from the Travis County Jail early Thursday after serving time on a drunken driving charge.
Lehmberg, who was sentenced April 19 to 45 days in jail, served half of her jail term under a law that gives two days credit for every day served for good behavior.
“In the coming days, Rosemary will be making arrangements to seek professional treatment and better understand her behavior,” Lehmberg’s legal team said in a formal statement. _________
What's to understand - if you drink don't drive. And, the voters have the right to reject someone who would sit in judgment on others then commit the same crimes

DPS official charged with DWI will resign
A high-ranking Texas Department of Public Safety official charged with driving while intoxicated last week will resign from his post Friday, according to the agency.
Richard Lee Hooks, the 57-year-old state coordinator for the Capital area, was stopped early May 2 after police said he was driving on Texas 71 East with his headlights off, according to the arrest affidavit.

FBI Agent Charged In Shooting Death Of Wife
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- An FBI agent who told police in Virginia that he fatally shot his estranged wife last month has been charged in her death.

Media outlets say 43-year-old Arthur Gonzales was charged Friday with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the April 19 shooting death of Julie Serna Gonzales.

Lord he's a stabbin', ramblin' man! Allman Brothers tour manager spends only 18 months in jail after argument with club owner turns deadly
Twiggs Lyndon claimed temporary insanity in the 1970 fatal slashing of Angelo Aliotta. He convinced a judge that the rock 'n roll touring lifestyle led him to kill

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/allman-brothers-tour-manager-dodges-hard-time-1970-fatal-stabbing-article-1.1341527#ixzz2T55UMJdv

Fight between jailers sends one to hospital
A fight between two jailers Sunday morning left one hospitalized and both under investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, a spokesman said in an emailed statement.
The names of the detention officers weren't released.
“What began as a disagreement between the two officers escalated into a physical altercation,” Sheriff's Office spokesman Paul Berry's email said about the 10 a.m. fight.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Fight-between-jailers-sends-one-to-hospital-4509921.php#ixzz2TAo7P12u

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1 comment:

  1. I met Billy Sol and he did not strike me as a con man...he seemed more like a country bumpkin....I guess that is the definition of a pro con man who is really up on his game.