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Friday, December 23, 2016


From Dail Mail
REVEALED: The Brooklyn lawyer who chased down Ivanka on a JetBlue flight and his Hillary supporter husband who BOASTED about the verbal attack before they were thrown off
A passenger on a JetBlue flight accosted Ivanka Trump on Thursday morning
'Your father is ruining the country,' said Dan Goldstein, a lawyer from Brooklyn, who had a child in his arms
He then began demanding to know why Ivanka was on the flight and not travelling on a private plane while she sat with her kids
Ivanka ignored him and tried to preoccupy her children with crayons while the man berated her
A fellow passenger said later that Ivanka told security and flight staff she did not want to make the incident a thing and have anyone removed from the flight
The man's husband, Matthew Lasner, later tweeted: 'My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off'
However one hour before that he wrote on Twitter: 'Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them'
Lasner and Goldstein were accommodated on the next available flight according to JetBlue, and Lasner deleted his Twitter account soon after
Ivanka and her family are heading away for the holiday, meaning they will be spending 12 straight hours on the plane

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One of these days these lefties are going to mess with the wrong people and get what they deserve. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kerrville City Council wants to flood County's Hill Country Youth and Exhibition Center, Little League fields and VA Cemetery

The city council voted to spend $23.5 million dollars to build a 105 million gallon reservoir to hold so called gray water to irrigate the sports complex we don't need and the Comanche Trace and River golf courses. Mayor Bonnie White has consistently voted against this boondoggle.

Now she has some help from the Kerr County Commissioners, who have raised a red flag because the city's own records show that the project is in a flood plain and would probably flood county property including the Hill Country Youth and Exhibit Center and Little League Fields.

The San Antonio Express has a good article by Zeke MacCormack titled Kerr County asks Kerrville to delay pond construction. You can access it thorough Zeke's twitter feed. He reports, "Kerr County Commissioners want the city of Kerrville to postpone building its planned 105-million-gallon reservoir until the county can review its potential flooding impact on several nearby county facilities along Third Creek."

"The discovery of what county officials described as faulty and inconsistent data in city engineering studies of the Third Creek floodplain - and a lack of responsiveness at City Hall to their questions - have fueled their concerns, they said."

"Commissioner Bob Reeves recalled how former City Manager Todd Parton had assured commissioners the reservoir would not impact the county parcels."

Parton's statement is demonstrably false. The city's contract with MGC Contractors specifically says that the county land will be flooded.

The VA Hospital also has a cemetery nearby, which will also probably be flooded. This whole project is a boondoggle. The city council members are as irresponsible as any Chicago ward boss. It's time to do what we just did to the Democrats.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Greg "Tape Measure" Shrader and Jack "Rambo" Pratt get pass from Ethics Commission

The Texas Ethics Commission dismissed the complaint signed by Bill Morgan and filed by me against Shrader and Pratt in the run up to the mayoral election. Even though Shrader's name was on the mass email blast, he swore to the commission that he had nothing to do with it. Rambo Pratt, Kerrville's former (thankfully) mayor swore that he was solely responsible for sending the communication in question.
I appreciate the free publicity that Pratt gave me in his statements to the Daily Times, where he said the TEC's "dismissal of Bonnie White's campaign associates, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Ellison's complaint against me, acknowledges that there was no wrongdoing by either myself or Mr. Shrader. It is sad that Kerrville politics has stooped to the level of personal attacks for personal gain...." This from a politician who falsely claimed in his mayoral compaigns to have served multiple tours in Vietnam as a Green Beret. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

More Criminal Lawyers; and a Good Judge

Two Lawyers Charged With Porn-Fueled Copyright Extortion Scheme
Two lawyers were charged Friday with a "massive extortion scheme" in which they uploaded X-rated films to file-sharing sites, sued the people who downloaded them — and collected millions from victims who feared public humiliation, prosecutors said.
Paul Hansmeier and John Steele actually produced some of the pornography, solely for the purpose of copyrighting it so they could file "sham lawsuits" used to shake down their targets, Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said.

Making Crime Pay and Pay and Pay…
In Texas, paying for cops, courts and prosecutors with fees from defendants has become more and more popular. But what happens when the drive to do justice on the cheap collides with a rogue prosecutor?

Don Willett’s Quiet Revolution
Social media’s most famous judge is at the forefront of a conservative legal movement that’s redefining what it means to be a judicial activist. And he’s on Donald Trump’s Supreme Court short list.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Houston judge orders Prins to turn over $2.4M; law license suspended
from SA Express

Attorney Todd Prins, who is facing various legal and financial troubles in San Antonio, has been ordered by a Houston bankruptcy judge to turn over $2.4 million by 5 p.m. Monday or face possible jail time.
In a Wednesday order, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm wrote that Prins violated bankruptcy rules by improperly conducting a foreclosure sale on a Houston home on Oct. 4.
RELATED: San Antonio lawyer accused of fabricating court documents skips hearing
The house was sold for $2.4 million, but the money has not been turned over to the bankruptcy estate, according to Bohm’s order.

Law Firm's Lawsuit Against Student Over Bad Yelp Review Backfires Badly
from Houston Press

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

San Antonio lawyer takes 5th more than 25 times
from San Antonio Express:
"Embattled San Antonio attorney Todd Prins finally appeared at a bankruptcy proceeding today, but he didn’t say a whole lot.
"Prins exercised his right not to incriminate himself more than 25 times during a creditors meeting on Tuesday. He had skipped a previously scheduled creditors meeting and two bankruptcy court hearings since he and his wife filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in September.
"Prins has been sued in the bankruptcy case by two former clients who allege he fabricated court documents and forged judges’ signatures to conceal from them the actual status of a lawsuit he filed in 2009."

Former New Braunfels mayor charged with criminal mischief
from Zeke MacCormack's article in San Antonio Express
A criminal mischief charge has been brought against former New Braunfels Mayor Stone R. “Stoney” Williams over a September incident in which he reportedly forced his way into a residence, assaulted a woman inside, then slashed tires on her vehicle.The Class B misdemeanor filed Friday relates only to damage to the tires of the woman whom police described as a 28-year-old Austinite who was a romantic acquaintance of Williams.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Recent cases in San Antonio

Federal judges to discuss fate of SA judge who told (allegedly) new citizens to leave if they don’t like Trump
from SA Express
This is just the latest case of the pajama boys and girls getting their panties in a knot because of perceived racial/ethnic insensitivity. I am so sick of these crybabies with their feigned hurt feelings and outrage. I know the magistrate judge in question from being in his court fairly often and he is a good man and a good judge.

Meanwhile, where is the outrage over the cold blooded assassination of a San Antonio police officer?

San Antonio lawyer accused of fabricating court documents skips hearing
from SA Express
he whereabouts of a San Antonio attorney accused of fabricating court documents and forging judges’ signatures appear to be a mystery.
Lawyer Todd Prins failed to appear at a court hearing Monday despite instructions by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig Gargotta that he needed to attend the proceedings.
Martin Seidler, Prins’ attorney, said he did not know Prins’ whereabouts.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Latest Kerrville Murders - Why no Outcry??

I don't know anything about the most recent murder case (or one of the two most recent cases) in Kerrville. The Hill Country Community Journal reported last week:
Two days after receiving a missing persons report on a San Antonio woman, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer has charged a 36-year-old Kerr County man with murder.
"On Nov. 2, 2016, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into a missing persons report of Magan King, a 26-year-old female from San Antonio," Hierholzer said. "The investigation led officers to the Auld Ranch in West Kerr County. This was the last place Magan was seen."
Hierholzer said that based on the information received during the investigation, he was able to obtain a probable cause warrant allowing his deputies to search the 5,600-acre ranch.

News4SA has given a lot more information than the Kerrville Daily Times:
Sheriff says man goes to great lengths to conceal murder
KERR COUNTY- A bizarre murder out of the Texas Hill Country. The Kerr County sheriff's office says a well-known ranch owner killed a San Antonio woman thinking evidence could never be found on his thousands of acres of land.

“This is about the area where the murder would have taken place,” said Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer.

Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer says the missing person’s report for 26-year-old Magan King led them to the ranch of Eric Daniel Auld in Hunt, Texas.

"This is about the area we found her,” said Sheriff Hierholzer.

It is puzzling to me that we have had so many murders in Kerr County this year, and that it doesn't seem to alarm anyone. It sounds like Eric Auld is alleged to have kidnapped a young woman in San Antonio or lured her to his ranch and murdered her and disposed of her body. Why isn't this huge news? Is murder just so common place now that it's relegated behind stories of the latest speaker at the noon Rotary club or the usual pabulum about the local spelling bee?

If anyone has information on this case they'd like to share you know how to contact me. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Former Kerr County official cleared of DWI, weapon charges

Former Kerr County Attorney Robert “Rob” Henneke won’t be prosecuted on charges of DWI and unlawfully carrying a weapon in Travis County, authorities there said Monday, because blood test result showed he wasn’t intoxicated.
“I’m glad this is over and that prosecutors have acknowledged my innocence,” said Henneke, 39, currently the director and general counsel for the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin.

Read the whole article by Zeke MacCormack on the SA Express News website. I'm glad the case was dismissed since he was innocent. This is a good reminder of why we have constitutional and procedural safeguards for people charged with crimes.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pennsylvania: Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court; Update on Perry Cortese

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego. Kane, 50, also was sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge, who said Kane's need for revenge led her to break the law and then lie to a grand jury. Kane, who was accused of leaking secret investigative files to embarrass a rival prosecutor, was convicted of perjury and obstruction.
Aside from the conviction, Kane's political career will be remembered for her investigation of pornography that she said was being traded on state computers by judges, lawyers and other public employees. Two state Supreme Court justices resigned amid the fallout.

Former Md. judge sentenced for ordering electrical shock for defendant
From Washington Post:
A former Maryland judge Thursday was sentenced to a year’s probation for ordering a Charles County sheriff’s deputy to administer an electrical shock to a defendant in his courtroom.

Robert C. Nalley, a former Circuit Court judge in Charles County, had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the civil rights of the defendant, Delvon L. King, as King was about to be tried on a gun charge in 2014.

“To say that I’m chagrined to be standing here is an understatement,” Nalley said in brief remarks in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Nalley said he felt “deep regret” over his “error in judgment,” which he said reflected not just on himself but also on his family and the Charles County justice system. Nalley did not apologize to King, who was in the spectators’ gallery a few feet away, or make any reference to him. You can see the crime on Youtube: 

Here's the full press release from DOJ
Friday, October 21, 2016
Jury Finds Texas Lawyer And Others Guilty Of International Money Laundering And Fraud Conspiracies

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Perry Don Cortese (53, Little River, Texas), Priscilla Ann Ellis (51, Killeen, Texas), and Kenietta Rayshawn Johnson (35, Leavenworth, Kansas) guilty of conspiracy to commit international money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.  Each faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison.  Their sentencing hearings will be scheduled at a later date.

Cortese, Ellis, and Johnson were named in a superseding indictment on September 24, 2015.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Cortese, Ellis, and Johnson were members of an international criminal organization that defrauded dozens of victims across the United States and then laundered the funds, much of which were sent overseas.  The fraud schemes took several forms.  Many victims were law firms solicited online to perform legal work, provided counterfeit cashier’s checks for deposit into the firms’ trust accounts, and then directed to wire money to third-party shell businesses controlled by the conspirators.  Others were title companies defrauded in phony real estate transactions.  Other victims were targeted and defrauded by fake suitors on dating websites.  The conspiracy also employed hackers who compromised both individual and corporate e-mail accounts, ordering wire transfers from brokerage and business accounts to shell accounts controlled by conspirators.

Victims were instructed to wire money into funnel accounts held by conspirators, known as “money mules.” The funds were then quickly moved to other accounts in the United States and around the world before the victims could discover the fraud.  Bank records presented at trial indicate that, from 2012 to 2015, several millions dollars’ worth of wires were received in such accounts to be laundered.  Conspirators in Canada, Nigeria, South Korea, Senegal, and elsewhere helped coordinate the fraud and money laundering activity from abroad. 

Cortese, a licensed attorney in Texas, worked for the conspirators by laundering victim money through his interest on lawyers trust accounts (“IOLTAs”).  He also met with individuals in person to retrieve cash withdrawn from receiver accounts. Cortese recruited his paralegal and others to open such accounts to launder funds.  The evidence further showed that Johnson, then a bank employee at Capital One, helped create counterfeit checks and monitor money flows between accounts controlled by conspirators. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from various federal and local law enforcement partners throughout the country, including the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Toronto Police Service in Ontario, Canada.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Patrick Scruggs and Eric Gerard.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Former Kerrville Lawyer Perry Cortese Going to the Federal Big House - Potential 40 Year Sentence

Former Kerrville lawyer Perry Cortese found guilty of money laundering and wire fraud 
The Killeen Daily Herald has an indepth report on Cortese's legal troubles, excerpt here:
Two Bell County residents were among those found guilty Friday by a federal jury of international money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Perry Don Cortese, 53, a Bell County lawyer who worked in Little River-Academy, Priscilla Ann Ellis, 51, of Killeen, and Kenietta Rayshawn Johnson, 35, of Kansas, were all found guilty Friday by a federal jury in Florida. Johnson is Ellis’ daughter, according to the federal grand jury indictment.
Cortese and his accomplices could each face up to 40 years in federal prison. Their sentencing hearings will be held at a later date, a Department of Justice news release said Friday.
The trial lasted more than two weeks.
Evidence presented during the trial showed that Cortese, Ellis and Johnson were members of an international criminal organization that defrauded dozens of victims in the United States and laundered the proceeds. Much of that money went overseas.

Here's a 2014 review from Yelp:
  • Words can't explain how horrible of a person Perry is. He is a alcoholic that hangs out in strip clubs everyday, not to mention just got caught asking my wife to dinner on purpose bc he knew she was with me.
    If you hire this scumbag you are either a drunk home wrecker yourself, or are a complete moron.
    Check out his state records about all the times people have tried to get him disbarred. He is a failure at life.
    On top of all that he's too coward to talk to the husband of the family he wrecked ...
    Down south we call that type 2 things. Coward and sissy.
Fort Sam police officer allegedly killed 2 in drunk driving crash in San Antonio
Fey's vehicle collided head-on with a car carrying two parents and three children, police say.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Kerrville Juvenile Arson Case

Kerrville has recently made national and even international news and not for a good reason. Four 12 year old boys were playing with fire when one of them was accidentally splashed with gasoline and severely burned. The first news reports got it all wrong - claimed that the victim was playing in a field, when the other three lured him into a shed, doused him with gas and intentionally set him on fire. One boy was arrested and charged with arson causing bodily injury. The story went big time when the mother of the victim claimed her son, who has some disabilities - hearing impaired and maybe autistic - was bullied. The authorities fairly quickly corrected that and announced that it was an accident. 

That has not stopped the trolls on Facebook and comments sections in the media - some have advocated that the three boys should be burned alive, or locked up in prison for life.

I know it was an accident because I represent the first boy who was arrested and spent three weeks in juvenile detention, have met with him several times, and I've read the police and fire marshal reports. The adults who are writing these hateful things about three children are the bullies. My client feels awful about what happened.

MT Judge Under Fire for 60-Day Sentence in Incest Rape Case
A Montana judge who sentenced a man to 60 days in jail for repeatedly raping his own daughter is facing calls to step down. More than 62,000 people signed a Change.org petition to impeach Montana’s 17th District Judge John McKeon. Under McKeon’s ruling, the 40-year-old man would spend a mere 43 days in jail after admitting to sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter.

Bexar Judge Yolanda Uresti reprimanded for incompetence
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has sanctioned Bexar County Justice of the Peace Yolanda Uresti for failing to comply with state law, incompetence in performing the duties of her office and engaging in willful conduct that violated procedures of her office.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What is wrong with Kerrville?

This is a screen grab from Peggy Stork's Facebook page. Gary (pre-beard) looks like he's had a few drinks. It makes me sick how some of Kerrville's finest are carrying on like he's an innocent victim instead of a child molester and murderer. I've gotten some calls from people with stories about him that put the criminal investigation into a very interesting light.

I found this gem on one of his supporters' Facebook pages:
"Amen! God bless all that loved them. May they rat in peace and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always."

There is something seriously wrong with Kerrville. In less than two weeks we've had the Stork murder-suicide and learned that he was about to be indicted for child molesting, an innocent seven year old girl got shot in the head, and now a young boy was set on fire by two other boys. If I were looking for a small town to move to I'd think long and hard before I came here. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

More on Stork Suicide/Murder (??)

It is fascinating to see how people in Kerrville have reacted to the Gary and Peggy Stork murder-suicide (??) case. It seems that a substantial number of people think Gary was a wonderful person and are stumbling over each other to sing his praises. I am truly baffled at this - he had been accused of sexual contact with a child and Scott Monroe was to present the case to the 198th District Court grand jury last Monday. That presentation was cancelled after Stork and his wife Peggy were both found dead, each with a gunshot to the head.

Friday, over 800 people attended a memorial service at the Cailloux theatre. The city closed its offices so employees could attend. Hill Country Community Journal has a good summary of the event, captioned Pastor: 'Leave the judgement to God'

Greg Cummings, senior minister at Kerrville Church of Christ, had a simple message at Friday’s memorial service for Kerrville City Councilman Gary Stork and his wife, Peggy.
“We are not here to judge Peggy and Gary,” Cummings said at the memorial service. “God will do that. Our friends are being tried in the public opinion and in the media. Let’s leave the judgment to God.”

Pastor Cummings added: "... without the forensic answers to what actually happened in the Storks home that led to their deaths, people can believe one of only three options....You can believe that the case is a murder-suicide; You can believe they chose a mutual suicide and wanted to die together; Or you can choose to believe that they were both victims of a homicide."

He's right, and that's why I believe this case needs to be investigated by an outside agency like the Texas Rangers or preferably the FBI. The Rangers will only investigate if requested by the district attorney.

Some of the comments I've seen on Facebook are interesting. I posted a couple, basically saying what I've been saying on this blog, that is, why are so many people carrying on what a great guy good ol' Gary was, nevermind that little blemish of a child molesting charge or that he may have murdered his wife.

For example, here's a comment from someone, we'll call her Susie, I thought was a friend:
"So....you are privy to police facts?? Wow. None of us are. You must get some sort of thrill out of spouting venom. I remember a few times where you actually acted like a defense attorney and went to bat for a client that was "allegedly" accused of a crime. Innocent until proven guilty is all part of the American Justice system. I guess the Bonnie and Robert White flunkies have their own investigators and obviously attorneys in their pockets! Shame on you. Disgusting!

First off, a defendant is not "allegedly charged with a crime." He either is or isn't accused.

Second, I have to confess that sometimes I've been guilty of rushing to judgment. I have prejudged many people who may have been innocent and decent upstanding citizens - Charles Manson and O.J. Simpson come to mind.

As for the concept "innocent until proven guilty" - that is a legal fiction. It does not mean factually innocent. It means that a jury is instructed to presume a defendant is innocent until all the evidence is in, then decide if the State has proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury is asked one question: do you find Defendant is guilty or not guilty. Not guilty does not mean innocent. That's why defense lawyers don't argue innocence - to do so would be to take on an unnecessary burden.

If I am retained or appointed to defend someone, it is my duty under the Constitution to provide him or her with effective assistance of counsel, whether I think they're guilty or innocent. I no longer talk to the press about criminal cases I'm handling, and rarely discuss other criminal cases because I might later get appointed or asked to defend the person.  But being a criminal defense lawyer does not deprive me of the right to my own opinions or my First Amendment right to express them. 

Another FB member, we'll call him Bob, wrote: "Richard you are a angry man, i use that term lightly, get some help Son, i will pray to the baby Jesus for you." Aside from the almost illiterate grammar, this sounds vaguely mocking of Christianity.

I think after this I'll take a break from blogging - this Stork thing has just stirred up too much nuttiness. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Update on Gary and Peggy Stork shooting investigation; Waco federal judge gets the boot for sexual harassment

The San Antonio Express has an update by Zeke MacCormack in today's paper, available here:
After suspected murder-suicide, Kerrville authorities shed no new light on councilman’s death

Why do I get the impression that the "Kerrville authorities" want this story to get buried and forgotten post haste? MacCormack reports:
KERRVILLE - The secrecy continued Tuesday concerning the criminal complaint against Gary Stork, the Kerrville city councilman who, along with his wife, was found shot to death at home Saturday evening.
In the Sunday statement announcing the suspected murder-suicide, which stunned the community, Kerrville police also revealed that Stork had been under investigation for alleged indecency with a child....
Police have not indicated whether they believe the shootings were committed by Gary Stork, who in May was elected to his second term, or his spouse of 36 years, Peggy Chandler Stork. They were both 54 and their children were grown.
A gun was found at the scene and police said it appeared the two had been dead about 24 hours.
Mayor Bonnie White, who’d clashed with Stork on the council, said she was unsettled to learn of the allegations against him — and that some city staff had known of the investigation for six weeks or more.
She said City Manager Todd Parton told her that he and City Attorney Mike Hayes were advised in early August by the police chief that Stork was under investigation for a July 4 incident described as “inappropriate contact with a minor.”
White said the council should have been briefed in executive session on the claims about Stork, noting, “My life could have been in danger. He’d shown verbally aggressive behavior toward me...."
The mayor’s husband, Robert White, also had issues with Stork, including an altercation outside a polling site for the May election that resulted in police being summoned.
In retrospect, Robert White said, Stork “was always goofy, but he became more aggressive after coming under investigation.”

Of course Parton, Hayes and their supporters on city council (Gene Allen for example) claim hiding the information was proper because Stork, like any suspect, had the right to privacy and "due process." They are either ignorant of the law or intentionally lying. As city manager (Parton) and city attorney (Hayes), with knowledge that Stork was a suspect in a criminal case and first hand knowledge of his bizarre conduct toward Mayor White, didn't they have a duty to do something to protect her or at least warn her? Why do the city attorney and city manager have the right to hide critical information from the mayor they serve under? This could have been one of the all too unfortunate cases to make national news where a nut job cracked under pressure and decided to take out some of his real or imagined enemies with him. Like the crazy lawyer in Houston earlier this week who shot nine people.

What else are Parton and Hayes hiding?

Meanwhile, the good ol' boys are stumbling all over each other to sing Stork's praises. I mean, this guy was probably about to get indicted for sexual indecency with a child - what's lower than a child molester? - and is suspected of murdering his wife.

Kerrville Daily Times reported that fellow council member Glenn Andrew, who was elected to his Place 2 position in May, campaigned with Stork but had known him for several years already. He described Stork as a “fun-loving” person who loved Kerrville. Worse, he posted this creepy comment on Facebook:
"Those moments when your 4 year old granddaughter brings you a portrait of Mr. Gary.... RIP my friend RIP... And prayers for all families, friends, communities of faith and our community..."

HE LET STORK AROUND HIS FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGTER and after the information about Stork's alleged child molesting came out still thinks that was a good idea?????? WTF???? Not to mention that Stork probably murdered his wife?

"It's inconsistent with the the guy I know. Gary's a good guy,"  Glenn Andrew said. "Nobody's guilty until proven guilty." I guess O.J. Simpson really was innocent.

I missed it when it happened but here's another story by Zeke that shows that Stork was even loonier than I thought he was:
Political lines being drawn over Kerrville infrastructure plans
Kerrville City Councilman Gary Stork (right) tried to wrest the microphone from George Baroody, a member of The Kerrville Majority, a group formed to challenge the direction of the city under the current city council, at a town hall meeting Thursday.

Speaking of high profile perverts, how about the federal judge in Waco who recently retired, with full benefits, in the face of an investigation for serial sexual harassment?

Federal judge Smith retires during ongoing investigation
"U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith Jr., the subject of a renewed investigation into allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward women in his chambers, ended his 32-year tenure as federal judge Monday.

Federal sources say Smith announced when he came to work Monday that he was officially retired as of last Wednesday. He and his wife started cleaning out his chambers Monday, the sources said."

He will continue to receive his annual salary is $203,100 for life!! 

Gary and Peggy Stork Deaths - Some Unanswered Questions

Gary Stork was under investigation for sexual contact with a minor alleged to have occurred over the July 4 weekend. Police began their investigation sometime in July or early August. The 198th District Attorney, Scott Monroe, was to present the case to the grand jury yesterday.

There are serious questions that need answering surrounding the circumstances of Gary and Peggy Stork's deaths last weekend, and the way city staff handled the sexual misconduct with a child investigation:
1.  Police informed city attorney Mike Hayes and city manager Todd Parton but did not inform Mayor Bonnie White. Why not?
2.  Parton and Hayes sat on the information and didn't tell the mayor. Why not? 
3.  Stork became increasingly aggressive toward Mayor White. He loaded the council meeting agenda with irrelevant, improper items that were essentially personal attacks on Mayor White. He even mentioned me in at least one council meeting. He sat next to the mayor, and if he was mentally unstable and armed (see below) was a physical threat to her safety. Again - why didn't Parton and Hayes tell the mayor about the criminal investigation?
4.  Stork began acting erratically over the last year. During the mayoral election police were called three times because of his disruptive behavior at the Cailloux Center, where the election was held. He had let his hair and beard grow into a wild bush, and topped it off with a huge Mexican bandit style hat. He crouched and acted like a monkey pointing at Bonnie White's campaign signs.
5.  Was Stork acting on his own, or was someone encouraging him? If not, why didn't the other council members rein him in - he made the city look like a joke.
6.  Stork and his wife took the CHL class at Hill Country Shooting Center within the last year. 
7.  I'm told that when the police got into the house, the gun was lying between the bodies and not in either one's hands. If that's true, does that raise questions about whether it was really a suicide/murder?
8.  Did police do a thorough search of the house and contents, including computers and drives?

I respect local law enforcement, including KPD. However, there are so many unanswered questions I think we need an outside law enforcement agency to investigate - at a minimum the Rangers, and preferably the FBI. Otherwise, this will be another case like the deaths of Kimble County sheriff Hal Bynum and his wife Connie in the early 1980's closed as a murder/suicide that has been the source of speculation for years.

As an aside, the Stork house is on the next street over from mine.  I can see it from my backyard, maybe a hundred yards away. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kerrville City Councilman Gary Stork and wife Peggy dead in apparent murder-suicide

Updated 9-26-16 9:30 a.m.

I did the Kerrville Triathlon (sprint version) Saturday then had to leave town for a quick trip to Houston. I got back Sunday night and checked emails and was shocked to learn that our fair city has another scandal. I checked the San Antonio Express and saw this headline:
Kerrville city councilman found dead Saturday in possible murder-suicide
Zeke MacCormack reports:
"Murder-suicide is suspected in the shooting deaths of a Kerrville couple that included a city councilman who authorities say was the subject of active criminal investigation.
Kerrville Police say Place 3 Councilman Gary Stork and his wife Peggy were found dead from gunshot wounds to the head inside their Tanglewood Lane home about 8:30 p.m., Saturday....
The police news release said Stork was a suspect in an indecency with a child case over a July 4, 2016, incident and that the case was slated to be presented to a grand jury on Tuesday."

I  thought Stork was one weird bird (pun intended) as a look at his picture shows:

He usually wore a big floppy Mexican bandito style hat.

The tragic part of this story is that he apparently shot his wife before taking his own life. On second thought, it's tragic that he lost his way so badly that he came to the point of killing himself and his wife. His Facebook home page shows a different side. If he liked dogs and was good to his dog he can't have been all bad.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

San Antonio Plaintiff Lawyer Acquitted in BP Spill Case

A Texas lawyer and at least two other people were acquitted in a federal trial related to accusations they were among several people that faked more than 40,000 damage claims after the BP oil spill in 2010.

San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts, a Corpus Christi native, two non-attorney members of his law firm and four contract field workers were accused of inventing victims or using real people's names without permission to land Watts a spot on the lucrative BP litigation steering committee and inflate legal fees he might collect.

I'm not a fan of Mikal Watts because he is a major fundraiser for Obama and probably Hillary Clinton. I do have to say that I am very impressed that he had the audacity to defend himself in a federal criminal fraud trial and that he won. He could expand into big time criminal defense but the fees probably aren't big enough. 

Anyway, congratulations to Mr. Watts. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mikal Watts Criminal Trial - Closing arguments set in claims of fake oil spill plaintiffs

from Washington Times
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Jurors are set to begin weighing whether they believe a Texas lawyer and six others faked damage claims after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the criminal trial in Gulfport. San Antonio lawyer Mikal Watts and his co-defendants face 66 charges.
Prosecutors say the seven people created a list of bogus plaintiffs including people who died before the spill and people whose names and Social Security numbers were used without permission.

Watts and other defendants conducted a shorter defense than they originally projected in the case, which began July 20. The defendants argue the government hasn’t proved they intended to defraud anyone. Watts, his brother David Watts and law partner Hector Eloy Guerra filed motions seeking acquittal Tuesday as the trial ended.

Shameful Lawyer Weekly Roundup

from Washington Times
The Justice Department will order all of its civil division lawyers to take an hourlong remedial ethics class, hoping to head off even worse punishment from a federal judge who is furious about the way Obama administration attorneys misled him in the case involving the president’s deportation amnesty.
In a document filed with Judge Andrew Hanen last month and made public Monday, administration attorneys insisted they didn’t mean to mislead the court, but they acknowledged sloppiness and said their own use of technical jargon may have confused the judge.

from Reuters
Exposing the underbelly of mass torts litigation

from Salon.com
Backlash against Texas prosecutor: Devon Anderson under scrutiny after jailing rape victims

Harris County D.A. Devon Anderson incarcerated rape survivors in order to compel their testimony in court

Penn. AG Found Guilty on All Charges
from Daily Beast

Kathleen Kane, the attorney general for Pennsylvania, was convicted Monday of nine criminal charges, including perjury and conspiracy. Kane was accused of leaking secret grand-jury files and lying about it under oath. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told the jury that Kane orchestrated a leak of secret grand-jury documents to plant a negative story about her political opponent, former state prosecutor Frank Fina. Kane later lied about her actions under oath.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Resigns After Perjury Conviction
Kane could face up to seven years in prison for leaking information to a reporter.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Open Letter to Mike Wittler, KPUB CEO

July 28, 2016

By fax: 830.257.8078
Mike Wittler, CEO
P.O. Box 294999
Kerrville, Texas 78029-4999

Re: KPUB loan to City of Kerrville

Dear Mr. Wittler,

My wife and I have lived in Kerrville since 2003 and have owned our home here since 2006. We are customers of KPUB. I strongly object to KPUB’s plan to loan $6,000,000 to the City of Kerrville. The loan is not a good business decision, is unfair to your customers, and it is illegal. KPUB’s Tariff for Electric Service states at page 37:

Overbilling and Underbilling
If billing is found to be in error, a billing adjustment shall be calculated by KPUB….
If Customer was overcharged, KPUB shall refund Customer the full amount for the entire period of overbilling.

The funds that KPUB intends to lend to the City is not KPUB’s money - it is held in trust for its customers. Corporate officers can be held personally liable for misapplication of fiduciary property. 

Jack Pratt, who served on the KPUB board while also serving as mayor, tried to sell this scheme as being “good for the children.”  Aside from the obvious conflict of interest, what would be good for the children would be for KPUB to refund the money so that parents could buy books, supplies and clothes for the upcoming school year. It would also give a boost to the local economy. 

I respectfully demand an accounting of the funds and the refund that is due me. I hope other customers will make the same demand. If enough of us do so, and KPUB chooses to breach its duties, maybe we can get enough people together for a class action lawsuit.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Richard L. Ellison

Mike Wittler, CEO
July 28, 2016
page 2

cc: Mayor Bonnie White
Stephen Fine
Gary Stork
Gene Allen
Glenn Andrew
Mark Armstrong
Zeke MacCormack

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dallas Police Use of Robot to Deliver Bomb - Bleeding Hearts Wring Their Hands

Some of the bleeding heart types have been handwringing about the Dallas police taking out the cop killer using a robot to deliver explosives. On some of the lawyer blogs they are wailing about  the poor suspect (can’t call him a murderer or assassin) being denied his “due process.” Some compared it to using drones to kill terrorists. Well .... what's the problem?

I’m glad the police killed him and it was fitting and right the way they did it. As for “due process,” here’s my take on whether the police followed the law.

Under Texas Penal Code Sec. 9.51, a peace officer is justified in using deadly force against another when and to the degree the officer reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary to make an arrest, or to prevent escape after arrest and 1) the officer reasonable believes there is a substantial risk that the person to be arrested will cause death or seriously bodily injury to the actor or another if the arrest (or action) is delayed.

In my career I’ve sued police officers three times, so I am not shy about holding them accountable when they have crossed the line. In the Dallas case, any lawyer who would sue the police should be laughed out of court. And I’m fed up with all the Black Lives Matter crap. The media will say that some upstanding father of five was shot by police. They leave out the fact that all five children are illegitimate, by different “baby mamas,” and the poor victim didn’t support any of them, or that he had an extensive criminal record.

Ribbons and Teddy Bears Don't Help

Every time there's another terrorist attack in Paris, Boston, Orlando, Sacramento and now Dallas, people start little memorials with teddy bears, ribbons, flowers and so on, and have vigils and send out their "thoughts and prayers." The lead story in today's Kerrville Daily Times is about a group of homeschoolers and their mothers standing in front of the police departments holding signs saying if you support the men in blue honk your horn. The picture shows two kids and one adult. I suppose this makes the well wishers feel warm and fuzzy but it does nothing to fix the problem. Why not raise money for the families of the fallen officers?

If you know who to contact to contribute to a fund for the families and the officers who were wounded but survived please email me or post a comment. You can do it anonymously.

Disbarred Lawyer Named the Richest Attorney in the World
Money Inc. recently announced the world’s richest lawyer, and he’s disbarred. Richard “Dickie” Scruggs of Mississippi has an estimated $1.7 billion of wealth, and the publication stated that when he was a practicing attorney, the University of Mississippi Law School alum had accumulated almost a $1 billion suing various companies.
However, Scruggs’ winning streak stopped after pleading guilty for judicial corruption in 2007. He was convicted in 2008 and sentenced to federal prison for six years. Now at 70, he is a free man who was allowed to keep his wealth, and he went on the record stating that he blamed himself for his downfall. Scruggs had been convicted of bribing Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter with the promise of getting him a federal judgeship. DeLaughter had been presiding over one of Scruggs’s cases. The wealthy attorney was also convicted of bribing another judge with $40,000.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Insurance Scam at Hill Country Telephone - Update

WOIA News 4's Darian Trotter reported last week about the case where I represent a 94 year old veteran cheated out of his wife's life insurance money by two so-called friends, one the very person at Hill Country Telephone whose job it is to help employees and their families with insurance. 92-year-old veteran says he was defrauded of wife's life insurance

Yesterday, the S.A. Express ran Zeke MacCormack's article, Widower’s lawsuit disputes dying woman’s insurance decision  Widower’s suit points to a co-op conspiracy

My client, Curtis McCubbin, is a 94 year old WWII combat veteran who was a flight engineer on B-29's in the Pacific. He was recalled to service during the Korean War. This case is a great example of how businesses wave the flag and use vets as props, when they really don't give a damn about them. The top management at the company knew what their employees were doing and let them get away with it. The two employees, Elizabeth Betty Drawe and Mary Arhelger, are still there in good standing. Drawe is still working as the insurance benefits coordinator, with access to detailed health and medical records of all the employees.

Then again, why not? If Hillary Clinton can lie, cheat and steal why can't the little people?

I've sued the company, its CEO Delbert Wilson, its HR manager Bernice Fischer, and Betty Drawe in federal court. You can read the full Complaint here: https://www.pacermonitor.com/view/BIJEZIA/McCubbin_v_Hill_Country_Telephone_Cooperative__txwdce-16-00610__0001.0.pdf

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Update on Hill Country Tel. Co. Insurance Fraud Case

My client, Dr. Curtis McCubbin, and I were interviewed this afternoon by Darrian Trotter from the Fox News affiliate in San Antonio about the fraud that two Hill Country Telephone Cooperative employees pulled to steal a quarter million dollars in life insurance money. Dr. McCubbin is 94 years old, a WWII vet, and the victim of an insurance scam. I have filed a lawsuit in the state district court in Kerr County, and a federal lawsuit under ERISA. The report will air tonight at 10:00 on WOIA NEWS 4. 

What happens if Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk Resigns?
Hawk’s repeated long absences have led to calls that she step down
from Lone Star Project
Over the last year, Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk has taken repeated long leaves from work as District Attorney in order to seek treatment for depression.  The Lone Star Project has not called on District Attorney Hawk to resign her post, and most media and political observers have been patient and supportive of her. 

Recently, though, some columnists in Dallas have suggested that Ms. Hawk may need to step down given the long absences from work. As a result, the Lone Star Project has received inquiries asking about the formal process for replacing Susan Hawk should she resign as District Attorney. 

USA v. Perry Don Cortese Update

The federal case of USA v. Akohomen Ighedoise, Ikechukwu Derek Amadi, Priscilla Ann Ellis, Perry Don Cortese, Stacey Merritt, Kenietta Rayshawn Johnson et al. continues to rock along in the U.S. District Court in Tampa.

I wonder how a good ol' boy from Central Texas got mixed up with a bunch of Nigerians and Muslims in a federal conspiracy case. The charges are:





Mr. Cortese, a colorful lawyer who used to grace the courthouses of the Hill Country, was released on pretrial bond on May 23. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The perils of technology for lawyers

Johnny Manziel's Lawyer Accidentally Texts AP Reporter

Bob Hinton hinted he is doubtful that Manziel can stay clean, and said the quarterback spent more than $1,000 in drug paraphernalia just hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident that he informed police about on Monday. Additionally, Hinton said he is seeking a plea deal for Manziel surrounding the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend in January, but added: "Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle."

from ABA Journal
The Delaware Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty statute in a case involving a law grad accused of killing a former classmate.
An assistant public defender, Santino Ceccotti, argued last Wednesday that the law should be struck down because it allows judges to weigh aggravating and mitigating factors independent of the jury, report Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware State News and the News Journal.
The court is considering the law in the case of Benjamin Rauf, a Temple University law grad convicted of killing classmate Shazim Uppal in August 2015. Speculation by law enforcement was that it was a drug deal gone bad.

Prosecutor's Facebook post calls Orlando nightclubs 'utter cesspools of debauchery'
from ABA Journal
A Florida homicide prosecutor has been suspended from his job because of Facebook rants after the Orlando mass shooting that said the city should be leveled and its nightclubs are “utter cesspools of debauchery.”
The prosecutor is Assistant State’s Attorney Kenneth Lewis of the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office, report the Orlando Sentinel and WESH 2 News. He was suspended for violating the office’s social media policy, according to a spokesperson.
He was previously in the news for a Facebook post about “crack hoes.”
His latest controversial post read: “Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Dumb Judge and Cops Roundup

Brock Turner judge’s credibility gone: Prosecutors have Persky removed from a similar sex assault case
If you were seeking a fair and just individual to oversee an assault case involving a man an unconscious woman, you probably wouldn’t think Judge Aaron Persky is your guy. And neither does the Santa Clara District Attorney.

Las Vegas Judge Who Humiliated Defense Attorney Loses Election In A Landslide
A Las Vegas judge who last month ordered a public defender to be placed in handcuffs in court, saying she needed to learn “a lesson” about courtroom etiquette, got a lesson of his own when he lost his seat in Tuesday’s primary election in Nevada.

In the race for Las Vegas Justice of the Peace, incumbent Conrad Hafen lost by a landslide to criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Amy Chelini. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Chelini defeated Hafen resoundingly, 62 percent to 24 percent (53,332 votes to 21,274 votes).

Ex-DEA Agent Convicted for Hiding Strip Club

A New York jury on Thursday convicted two former Drug Enforcement Administration employees for failing to disclose their ownership of a New Jersey strip bar. Former agent David Polos and DEA telecoms specialist Glen Glover hid their involvement in the Twins Go-Go Lounge, claiming they didn't need to do so because it was simply an "investment." Prosecutors emphasized that disclosure is imperative because a DEA agent cannot have outside work in a business where drug dealing and prostitution could take place.

Chemist May Have Tainted 24,000 Court Cases
Massachusetts has only reviewed 1 percent of the convictions based on Annie Dookhan’s tampered lab results.
Four years after chemist Annie Dookhan was arrested for falsifying evidence at Massachusetts’ state drug lab, less than 1 percent of the 24,000 cases she may have tampered with have been reviewed.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

More Williamson Co. TX Corruption

Business Leader To Hold Press Conference Demanding DA Jana Duty Resign
Duty was sanctioned by the State Bar of Texas for the second time yesterday. Her law license was suspended for 18 months. The suspension was fully probated and the State Bar has placed Duty on 18 months probation. Over the past year, Duty has been found to have intentionally withheld evidence in a capital murder case, admitted to lying under oath, found guilty of violating a court order, arrested and jailed for contempt of court and rarely shows up to work. Several media outlets have attempted to contact Duty but she refuses to take their calls.
Duty is not only dodging media calls, according to sources at the courthouse, is only showing up to work “maybe once a week” since last November.

Duty agreed to a plea deal with the State Bar of Texas who concluded that the following Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct have been violated by Duty. Duty acknowledged and agreed she violated these rules and was sanctioned for Professional Misconduct: 4.01 (a), 3.04(d), 8.02(a), 8.04(a)(3).

Brock Allen Turner, the ex-Stanford University swimmer who was convicted in March of three felony sex abuse charges, was sentenced last week to just six months in county jail.
With good behavior, he could be released in three months or less. 
In the aftermath of Turner’s sentencing, outrage has been mounting. More than 210,000 people have signed a petition calling for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench over the “lenient” sentence.

This Is Brock Turner’s Mugshot
He’s convicted of three felony sexual assault charges and scheduled for release in three months.

Stanford rapist’s father issues despicable plea for leniency: “A steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action”
This statement to the judge at Brock Turner's sentencing is a stunning example of rape culture in action

District Attorney: Armed Citizen Performed ‘Public Service’ by Killing Robber

Looking the other way: The accepted sexual abuse of young boys by institutional powers
Dennis Hastert is just the latest in a long line of powerful figures to escape justice for inflicting sexual abuse

Brock Turner’s Dad Gave Tone-Deaf Plea For Lenient Sentence In Son’s Sexual Assault Case
Criminal injustice in Texas: Thousands stay jailed in just one county because they can’t pay bail — and it’s happening all over the U.S.
77 percent of inmates in Harris County are still locked up despite not being convicted

Police: West Virginia Couple Accused of Trying to Sell Baby for Drugs

Lawyers Say Ruling Bad For Landowners, Good For Water Marketers
from Texas Tribune

Last week, agriculture and landowner groups heralded a Texas Supreme Court ruling favoring a South Plains ranch as a major win for private property rights, but some lawyers and conservationists are painting the decision as more of a win for developers and water marketers.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Prude Kenneth Starr is also an Idiot

Question leads to awkward interruption during Starr interview
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A question during News 10’s interview with former Baylor Chancellor and President Ken Starr about a rape victim’s email that was sent to his office and to several other officials led to an awkward interruption during which a well-known crisis management specialist convinced Starr to change his response.
This article is worth reading because it shows Starr tying himself in knots trying to explain away his incompetence and lies. Bill Clinton got crucified for the same thing but at least his lies were almost articulate and smooth by comparison.

Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy Sentenced to Four Years for Shooting Unarmed Black Man
A former volunteer deputy sheriff in Tulsa, Oklahoma was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for shooting an unarmed suspect after he had been taken into custody. Robert Bates, now 74 years old, said he mistakenly shot and killed Eric Harris in April 2015 during an illegal gun sales sting when he mistakenly drew and fired his handgun, which he thought was his stun gun.

District Attorney: Armed Citizen Performed ‘Public Service’ by Killing Robber

‘Like Cologne’: At Least 18 ‘Very Young Women’ Sexually Assaulted At Music Festival
As many as 26 young women may have been sexually abused at a festival in Germany, with the attackers employing pack tactics to surround and isolate girls before launching their assaults.
According to a police press statement, three suspects were arrested at the festival after the girls they allegedly attacked went directly to police to complain. The men, who were arrested and released pending further investigations, are Pakistani “asylum seekers” aged between 28 and 31 years old.

Liam Fee murder trial: Mum and lesbian partner guilty of killing toddler and blaming death on another child
The mum of tragic Liam Fee and her lesbian partner have been found guilty of murdering the toddler and falsely blaming his death on another child.

Rachel Fee, 31, and Nyomi Fee, 29, were convicted today of killing two-year-old Liam by inflicting severe blunt force trauma to his body at a house in Fife, Scotland.

The youngster, who had been subjected to a life of pain and neglect, suffered a ruptured heart after sustaining injuries similar to those seen in car crash victims.

The defendants were both also found guilty of wilfully assaulting, neglecting and abusing two young boys, including the one they blamed for Liam's killing, over a two-year period.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Black Lives Matter, Harambe the Gorilla;

I predict that Donald Trump will win this election. Why? Because the majority of voters are fed up with the political class, including, maybe even especially with the Republican establishment. No mainstream politician would dare to tell the truth about the Clintons and question Hildabeast's claim to be the champion of women and to call Bill what he is - a rapist. I may not even vote this go round but I have had enough of political correctness. The latest example is the killing of Harambe the gorilla by the staff of the Cincinatti zoo. Not the killing, I think that was immoral and barbaric. The little prick made the decision to jump in the ape's enclosure. Let Darwin work it out. 
What infuriates me is that the Black Lives Matter crowd were getting into high dudgeon and agitation because a black, African animal was shot to protect a white kid. Then the truth came out, which the MSM and Facebook are doing their best to suppress - here are the privileged white parents:

Inside The Dark Past Of Parents Whose Son Fell Into Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla Pen
from Radaronline.com
The parents of the 4-year-old boy who slipped into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo this weekend, leading to the killing of 17-year-old gorilla Harambe, have a lengthy criminal past, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Deonne Dickerson and Michelle Gregg have furiously defended their parenting skills since the incident, with 32-year-old Gregg writing on Facebook: “God protected my child until the authorities were able to get to him. My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes… no broken bones or internal injuries.”

But according to the Daily Mail, “criminal filings against Dickerson stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap.”

Thomas Banta, who retired from the force in 2014, is accused by authorities in Kentucky of recruiting young girls for prostitution—allegedly to service prominent names in the community.
Thomas Banta retired from law enforcement in 2014 but, according to newly released court documents, it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig: recruiting minors into an alleged prostitution ring that may have counted cops and lawmakers as clients.

JP Conrad Hafen is even stupider than he looks, which is saying a lot
On Monday, an irritated Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told Clark County Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary to “be quiet” as she tried to defend her client and keep him from serving a six-month jail sentence for violating probation. As Bakhtary continued speak out in defense of her client, Hafen exploded and ordered a marshal to place Bakhtary in handcuffs and seat her in the jury box next to inmates.