by Alan Feuer The former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, took a $100 million bribe from Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo, according to a witness at Mr. Guzman’s trial. The stunning testimony was delivered Tuesday in a New York courtroom by Alex Cifuentes Villa, a Colombian drug lord

Fun & Games in Leon County

During the last mid-term campaign Alec Johnson ran for the office of Texas State Representative of District 11 which includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches, and Rusk counties in East Texas.  One of his campaign issues were public corruption.  In several press conferences and a debate with Travis Clardy issues were raised.  He was broadcast on an ABC

Underneath the Bunker

Trident Lake, a 700-acre development in Fannin County with bunker condominiums for the rich and famous to survive doomsday, and its developer, John Eckerd, have become embroiled in money laundering and conspiracy charges in federal court after he agreed to launder money for Colombian drug cartels.   Fannin doomsday bunker developer John Eckerd – owner

Cartel Corruption in McAllen Texas

by Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby MCALLEN, Texas – An ex-bailiff for a Texas county judge pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges for his role in helping a violent gang with ties to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. The Texas lawman is facing a possible sentence of life in prison for his role in forging court documents and

by Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby The son of one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel testified that former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s chief bodyguard worked for them. The bodyguard was one of several top military figures that received large cash bribes in exchange for favors and information.   The bombshell revelation comes during

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AUSTIN RAPE CASES SWEPT UNDER THE RUG

by Grits for Breakfast More than a clerical error: DPS audit proves Austin PD forced out sex-crimes chief for refusing to fake clearance rates Auditors from the Texas Department of Public Safety  confirmed allegations that the Austin Police Department pressured the head of its sex-crimes unitto improperly classify rapes as “exceptionally cleared” when that was not

A former guard at the Bexar County Jail pleaded guilty Wednesday for smuggling an ounce of “methamphetamine” into the lockup. The second of two fired Bexar County detention officers charged last year with smuggling methamphetamine into the Bexar County Adult Detention Center has accepted a plea deal. Gabriel Robert Ortiz and Ruben Hernandez were arrested in July after a federal

The Oligarchy of Palestine Texas

by Johnnie Belle Reagan Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning ‘few’, and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning ‘to rule or to command’ is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or political, military control. Such states are often controlled by families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for

Judgment Days & Botched Auto Raids

by Ty Clevenger http://lawflog.com/?p=1576 The federal judiciary dropped another bomb on me today or, more accurately, on my client, Israel Curtis. Israel was framed on an organized crime charge by some dirty cops and a dirty prosecutor in Grimes County, Texas. After the local DA finally recused himself, a special prosecutor dismissed all charges against Israel.

“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?”

by CJ Ciaramella How the ‘Dead Suspect Loophole’ Lets Texas Police Hide Records of Jail Deaths and Shootings A Reason investigation of a notorious Texas public records loophole found 81 cases where police hid records of shootings and deaths in custody. Kenny Tong, an Austin police officer shot 70-year-old John Schaefer twice in the chest, killing