Friday, February 14, 2014

Corruption allegations vs. San Antonio judge

Reported the SA Express-News today:
Republican state District Judge Angus McGinty is expected to resign as soon as Friday amid allegations he reduced bail on defendants who appeared before him in exchange for auto repairs on his personal vehicles, federal and courthouse sources confirmed.

McGinty's expected resignation is related to an FBI investigation centered on defense lawyer Al Acevedo, who confirmed last month to the Express-News that he was under investigation related to allegations of bribery of judges and others in the criminal justice system over purported favors on his cases.

Among those the FBI has looked at are certain prosecutors in the Bexar County district attorney's office who have been seen with Acevedo at swanky restaurants in San Antonio, where Acevedo picked up large tabs, several sources revealed.

“We're talking hundreds of dollars,” one federal source said. “But I don't know that the fibs (FBI) have enough to pursue that. It could just be seen as courthouse friends going to lunch.”

The probe also extends beyond the Bexar County Courthouse to other areas in the state where Acevedo has had clients, and it includes current and former jurists, federal sources confirmed.
“They're leaving no stone unturned,” another source said.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smith County, Texas should be on top of the FBI's list for corrupt prosecutors matt bingham.

Anonymous said...

When are they going to investigate Harris County Judges/Prosecutors

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, over in East Texas, disgraced former district judge Elizabeth Coker, otherwise known as the "Texting Judge," soldiers on in her effort to get elected next month as Polk County District Attorney. Can you imagine the field day the Innocence Project will have with convictions out of that office if this corrupt woman somehow gets elected. Unbelievable!

PAPA said...

The faster people realize that the law license is a license to STEAL and it is only as good, honest, as the man behind the license...there are a few exceptions, far between in this day of injustice corruption

Anonymous said...

Grits, come check out the mess in Hunt County with District Judge Steve Tittle. WFAA has run two stories on his nonsense. There's also a facebook page dedicated to documenting his lies.

sally Mccumber said...
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Anonymous said...

What's gonna happen to folks that paid these judges and attorneys, ??

Anonymous said...

Jefferson County, Texas needs to be on the list for a Federal Investigation into all the corruption that takes place there, mainly the 252nd District Criminal Court and certain ones in the District Attorney's Office. Numerous wrongful convictions are taking place there. Perjury by state's witnesses is allowed by prosecutors. So on and so forth.