July 9, 2018 by Ty Clevenger   First, a little background: As a practicing lawyer, I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about a lot of things. Some of it is pretty straightforward, e.g., privileged communications from my client. Other things are much murkier, e.g., deciding when to speak up about the petty corruption and

by C.L. Cadenhead When a business is involved in illegal activity, operating on a cash basis is smart. It’s not easy for law enforcement to track dollars like it is for them to access and monitor checking accounts or online business transactions.   Maybe you’ve heard the stories of Pablo Escobar having so much cash

From Grits for Breakfast; March 2016   (transitive) To discourage by means of a disincentive or to discourage or deter by removing incentives:   Does corruption flourish in Texas because of incompetent state-level law enforcement? A San Antonio Express News story documenting South Texas corruption (March 12) opened thusly: After he lost his City Council

  On April 11, 2011, Leon County Judge Byron Ryder signed off on Gerald Willhelm’s application to probate the will of his late wife, Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson). This is what Judge Ryder had to say on the occasion: “The Court, after having heard and considered the evidence, finds that legal notices of the filing

Leon County Hand-off

Happy Holidays! A happy, loving mother suddenly commits suicide, shocking her family and loved ones. The circumstances are suspicious, and her children know that their mother would never kill herself. Her husband, who had already stolen money from his first wife before divorcing her, then produces a will her children knew nothing about and secretly

Texas Has a Corruption Problem

Texas is a fantastic place to do business: Taxes are low, the trial lawyers are on a short leash, regulation is light, and the state government is an energetic advocate of business growth.   Also: Texas is an insanely terrible place to do business: It has corrupt public officials — law-enforcement officers on the cartel

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  By  Trent Selbert The city of Houston created a shell company to pay Houston First employees, keeping the public from knowing how many people were on the payroll and from knowing how large the payroll was. Houston First Corporation is the ‘quasi-governmental’ agency created in 2011 to spin off the city’s tourism department into

Leon County Public Corruption Introduction

Welcome to the home of the Leon County Corruption Blog. Our goal is to expose the corruption and theft running rampant among the officials of Leon County and to raise a public outcry and force the perpetrators out of office and out of the county. People have been murdered and property stolen, and no one

Written By Joe Cochran After my completion of “Eyewitness To A Killing”, I pondered what could possibly seal the deal in the shooting death of Daniel Underwood.  As if the statements, forensic evidence, many expert opinions weren’t enough and the most important fact to the case an eyewitness who seen it go down (Maria Harvick)