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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Texas Roundup

San Antonio lawyer pleads guilty, facing 10 years behind bars
From SA Express: As jury selection was underway Tuesday in the trial of embattled defense attorney Hilda Valadez, she took a plea agreement.

Valadez, 52, formerly known for garnering more indigent defense work than any attorney in the county, pleaded guilty to one count each of forgery and “securing execution of a document by deception.”

Valadez previously was indicted on 46 felony counts related to allegations she forged judges' signatures and double-billed the county for her services.

Three plead guilty to trying to bribe federal judge
AUSTIN — Three men from Mexico, one of them already serving time for helping a Mexican drug cartel launder money, pleaded guilty this morning to trying to bribe a federal judge here.Francisco Colorado Cessa, the convicted money launderer, pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe the judge who oversaw his trial.

After nearly 30 years on death row, Glenn Ford is exonerated — and free
From Washington Post
“My sons, when I left, was babies,” Louisiana’s longest-serving death row inmate told reporters after his release late Tuesday. “Now they’re grown men with babies.”
Standing outside in a denim shirt and dark-rimmed glasses, 64-year-old Glenn Ford said he feels resentment when remembering the nearly 30 years he served on Louisiana’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. In fact, prosecutors now say he wasn’t even at the scene of the murder and did not participate in it.
But now, he’s a free man.
A judge ordered Ford’s release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, where he had been held since March 1985.


  1. It is a good thing for Ford that Rick Perry is not Gov of La.

  2. After conducting some initial research on the The White Network, I can tell you Kerrville is now a major player in the American neo-Nazi movement, promoting the values of Hitler, Jesus and motherhood (go figure). The White Network is highly organized and technically sophisticated. The driving force behind the White Network is Carolyn Yeager Kahant, a former activist in the Kerrville Democratic Party. Carolyn’s transformation from Democrat activist to International Nazi leader is a Kerrville story, as she was able to find support and mentoring in the local community. The White Network is no joke and is not a force to be taken lightly.

    Like the slave ranch episode, a part of the evolution of The White Network is a reflection of the local culture. I submit that taking a hard look at this organization and having an open discussion of the extent of the local neo-Nazi movement is a healthy thing for the community. I wonder if the KDT is ready to do a feature story on the The White Network? One can say many bad things about this movement, however, I think there is near universal agreement that Kerrville’s transformation into neo-Nazi center is bad for business, to say the least.

  3. Louisiana is lucky that Rick Perry is not the governor. Story goes in Austin that Rick Perry once said he would be proud to be governor of three state - "Texas, Louisiana, and ............oops!"