2016

December 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Austin Police Department (APD) officer Matthew Paredes will not be indicted for the shooting death of 29 year old Tyler Hunkin. Paredes shot and killed Hunkin around 10:30 p.m. on the evening of April 22, 2016.
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A Travis County grand jury concluded today that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Cameron Caldwell will not face criminal charges for using oleoresin capsicum (o.c.) spray on Tyrone Wilson on March 17, 2016.
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November 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its investigation into the arrest of Breaion King by Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Bryan Richter and has decided not to issue an indictment for the officer’s use of force during the arrest.
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A Travis County Grand Jury concluded today that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Armando Perez will not face charges related to the April 3, 2016 shooting death of Darrin Martin.
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The Travis County District Attorney’s Office, with our community partners: Travis County Justice Planning, SafePlace, and Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, today announce that Travis County received a $650,000 grant from the United States Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) under the Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program (ICJR).
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September 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Austin Police Department Officer Matthew Michaelson will not face charges related to the March 20th, 2016 shooting of William Mann at 9504 North IH 35.
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Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg today announced that a Travis County Grand Jury indicted former Travis County Corrections Officer Dustin D’Amalfi for tampering with physical evidence and false report to peace officer for events that occurred subsequent to a cell extraction of then-inmate Dacious Parker at the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle on July 25th, 2015.
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July 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Patrick Cheatham will not face charges related to the July 12th, 2015 shooting death of David Allen Lepine.
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June 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Carlos Lopez will not face charges related to the July 5th, 2015 shooting death of Michael McGregor Holt.
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A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Travis County Sherriff’s Office Deputy Reuben Garcia will not face charges related to the August 17th, 2015 shooting of Michael Alegbeleye at the Q’Mart at 15900 North IH 35.
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The Travis County District Attorney’s Office received the accompanying letter from the Texas Forensic Science Commission regarding the recent assessment of the Austin Police Department (APD) Forensic DNA Laboratory.
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A Travis County Grand Jury has indicted Meechaiel Criner for the capital murder of Haruka Weiser. Because Criner was 17 years old at the time of the offense, the State is unable to seek the death penalty.
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May 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that former Austin Police Department (APD) Geoffrey Freeman will not be indicted for the shooting death of 17 year old David Joseph. Freeman shot and killed the teenager around 10:00 a.m. on the morning of February 8th, 2016.
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April 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its investigation into the August 27th, 2015 tasing of Armando Martinez by Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Christopher Van Buren and has decided not to issue any indictments against Officer Van Buren for his use of force.
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March 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Martha Cameron will not face charges related to the death of James F. Sizer.
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February 2016

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Luke Serrato will not face charges for shooting and killing Sawyer Flache on February 7th, 2015.
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A Travis County Grand Jury concluded today that Austin Police Department Officers Jessica Martinez and Troy Wiser will not face charges related to the May 24, 2015 shooting of Delbert Lee Allen at the Walnut Creek Apartments at 6409 Springdale Road.
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2015

December 2015

A Travis County Grand Jury today concluded that Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Robert Pfaff will not face charges related to the May 25, 2015 shooting death of Cassandra Bolin.
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November 2015

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Austin Police Department (APD) Officers Michael Stone and Erik Witte will not face charges for their actions while detaining Robert Brandon Edwards on January 30th, 2015.
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A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its review of the January 23rd, 2015 shooting death of Robert Mesch by Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Daniel Hannah and has declined to issue any indictment against the officer.
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October 2015

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg today issued the following statement:
I am totally dismayed by today’s federal court action dismissing the Charles Kleinert prosecution.
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The Travis County District Attorney’s Office has learned of scientific concerns involving the interpretation of DNA results where multiple contributors might be present, as well as an issue related to the database commonly used to calculate DNA statistics.
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Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg today announced that Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a meat processing company in Yoakum, Texas, has been convicted of water pollution violations and was sentenced to pay fines totaling $1.5 million.
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September 2015

In recent weeks, news reports regarding the funding agreement between Texas Mutual Insurance Company (TMI) and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office (TCDA) have raised questions regarding the propriety of the agreement.
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Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg today announced that the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee was briefed today on the results of the Texas Ranger investigation into allegations related to State Representative Jonathan Stickland.
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July 2015

A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its review of the November 28, 2014 shooting death of Larry McQuilliams by Austin Police Department (APD) Sergeant Adam Johnson and has declined to issue any indictment against the officer.
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A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Round Rock Police Department Sergeant Nathan Zoss and Officer Kristen Mayo will not face charges related to an injury that William Slade Sullivan received when the officers pulled him from his vehicle in an attempt to arrest him on March 21, 2014.
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June 2015

A Travis County Grand Jury has declined to issue any indictments against Austin Police Department (APD) officers Adrien Chopin and Leonardo Cardenas for their actions in shooting at Gene Vela in his apartment in the 2900th block of Cole Street on November 10, 2013.
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After 20 years of claiming that she accidentally killed three month old Brandon Baugh, Cathy Lynn Henderson today pleaded guilty to intentionally killing the infant in 1994.
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May 2015

This morning, at approximately 8:30 a.m., an investigator with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office was involved in an auto/pedestrian accident while traveling on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard while on duty.
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April 2015

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Austin Police Department (APD) Sergeant Greg White will not face charges for shooting Jawhari Smith on March 18th, 2014.
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January 2015

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg today announced that the Public Integrity Unit has concluded its investigation into allegations involving Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
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2014

November 2014

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that Austin Police Department (APD) officer John Gabrielson will not face charges for firing his weapon at Fernando Estrada during an incident at the Shell gas station located at Rundberg Lane and North IH 35 on January 25th, 2014.
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A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its review of the officer involved shooting of Jamarl Tyler by Austin Police Department (APD) officers Michael Decker, Cecil Jones and Cory Knop, and has declined to issue any indictments against the officers.
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October 2014

On September 28, 2009, shortly before his scheduled jury trial, Darren Vann accepted a plea recommendation and pleaded guilty in the 427th District Court of Travis County to the offense of sexual assault.
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September 2014

A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its review of the April 23rd, 2013 shooting death of Dennis Babelay by Austin Police Department (APD) Officers Donovan Hunter, Matthew Henion, Ricardo Cardona and Nicholas Moore and has declined to issue any indictments related to the incident.
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June 2014

A Travis County Grand Jury has concluded its review of the March 1st, 2013 shooting death of John Schaefer by Austin Police Department (APD) Officer Jonathan Whitted and has declined to issue any indictment related to the incident.
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May 2014

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that a Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) deputy was justified when he fired his pistol during a narcotics investigation in 2012.
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A Travis County Grand Jury has declined to indict an Austin Police officer who shot at a woman as she drove down a barricaded portion of East 6th Street on October 20, 2012, striking multiple pedestrians before coming to a stop.

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A Travis County Grand Jury has indicted former Austin Police detective Charles Kleinert for the July 26, 2013, shooting death of Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr.

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January 2014

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces fines totaling $1.2 million in Enterprise environmental case.

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2013

December 2013

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in September 25, 2012, officer-involved shooting.

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November 2013

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issues statement regarding removal suit.

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issues statement regarding the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Grand Jury indictment.

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issues statement regarding Keller case.

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Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in July 20, 2012 officer-involved shooting.

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September 2013

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in May 8th, 2013 officer-involved shooting.

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Travis County DA’s Office statement regarding Third Court of Appeals reversal of Tom DeLay conviction.

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August 2013

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in April 5th, 2012 officer-involved shooting.

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June 2013

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issues statement regarding her appearance before Commissioners Court regarding the Public Integrity Unit.

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Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in December 11, 2011 officer-involved shooting.

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May 2013

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in February 3, 2012 officer-involved shooting.

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April 2013

Travis County Grand Jury indicts John Higgins, Jr., Chief of Staff for State Representative.

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Travis County Grand Jury action on incidents involving APD officer Patrick Oborski and Antonio Buehler.

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March 2013

Travis County Grand Jury indicts Freestone County Sheriff Thomas Don Anderson and Freestone County Sheriff's Office Captain Travis Robertson.

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January 2013

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issues statement regarding the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

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2012

November 2012

Travis County Grand Jury indicts Mark Norwood for the 1988 capital murder of Debra Baker.

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces conviction and fines totaling $1,350,000 in Pemco Services, Inc. environmental case.

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September 2012

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in December 5, 2011 officer-involved shooting.

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June 2012

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in November 5, 2011 officer-involved shooting.

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May 2012

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in the May 9, 2011 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Gilberto Vallejo.

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March 2012

District Attorney announces Christine Giese and Bencor, LLC convictions related to hazardous waste.

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Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in the May 30th, 2011 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Byron Carter, Jr.

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2011

November 2011

Texas State Representative Joe Driver pleads guilty to Abuse of Official Capacity.

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April 2011

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in the December 23, 2010 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Maurice Pierce.

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Travis County Grand Jury issues no bills in the November 2nd, 2010 officer-involved shooting at Jaguar dealership.

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces convictions and fines totaling $300,000 in environmental case.

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Grand Jury takes no action in May 7th, 2010 incident involving Pflugerville police officer.

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February 2011

Travis County Grand Jury issues no bill in the October 1st, 2010 officer-involved shooting at the Big Lots store.

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2010

December 2010

Louanne Aponte arrested by Travis County DA's Office investigators at Houston airport.

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Grand Jury issues no bill in May 21, 2009 incident involving Deputy Constable Richard Furs.

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Grand Jury issues no bill of indictment in September 25, 2010 incident involving Austin Police Officer Javier Bustos.

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September 2010

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces conviction in environmental case related to Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation.

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Travis County Grand Jury issues no indictment against former APD officer Michael Olsen for December 2009 incident.

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June 2010

May 2010

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces fines totaling $2,750,000 against Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Corporation.

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's announced that no criminal action will be taken against Deputy Schroeder.

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Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announced the creation of two new criminal justice initiatives.

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March 2010

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's statement from Taser case press conference

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2009

November 2009

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's statement from TABC shooting press conference

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces environmental crimes prosecutor.

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October 2009

August 2009

John Phillip Bender sentenced to 20 years in prison for white collar crimes

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Travis County Grand Jury No Bills APD Officer Quintana

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July 2009

Travis County Grand Jury indicts State Representative Ismael "Kino" Flores.

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June 2009

Travis County Grand Jury indicts three individuals on insurance related cases

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DA's Office to review Taser incident involving Deputy Constable Bieze

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Sidney Baldon II sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $1 million for role in motor fuel tax fraud scheme

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announces press conference following Yogurt Shop hearing

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's statement from Yogurt Shop press conference

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April 2009

Jiffy Lube Franchisee Convicted of Environmental Crimes

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2008

December 2008

Travis County District Attorney-Elect Rosemary Lehmberg announces Austin lawyer John Neal will be First Assistant District Attorney.

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October 2008

Texas Association of Business (TAB) pleads guilty.

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August 2008

Travis County Grand Jury indicts former APD officer Canizales.

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July 2008

Travis County District Attorney's Office announces dismissal of indictment against Sid Steiner.

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June 2008

District Attorney Ronald Earle announces the resolution of case involving Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc.

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May 2008

Travis County Grand Jury indicts former APD officer Scott Lando.

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Former City of Austin Convention Center Department director pleads guilty and is sentenced.

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March 2008

Travis County Grand Jury indicts former APD officer.

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District Attorney Ronald Earle invited to appear with former U.S. Attorneys General at National Academy of Sciences meeting.

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February 2008

Travis County District Attorney’s Office appeals Judge Lynch’s Texas Association of Business (TAB) ruling.

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Travis County District Attorney’s Office reviewing Texans for Public Justice complaint regarding Tom Craddick and the Texas Jobs PAC.

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2007

December 2007

Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle today announced that he will not seek re-election.

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August 2007

Grand Jury issues no bill in the investigation of Austin Police Officer Michael Olsen

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July 2007

District Attorney’s Office files motion for rehearing with Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in DeLay, Ellis and Colyandro cases

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Fourteen individuals and companies indicted for participation in motor fuel tax fraud scheme

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District Judge Amado Jose Abascal, III pleads guilty and is sentenced

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June 2007

District Attorney Ronald Earle's statement regarding the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals opinion in Ellis, Colyandro and DeLay cases

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April 2007

District Attorney Ronald Earle's statement regarding HB 2491, a bill that would impact Texas election law

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Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Galen Ray Sumrow indicted for Abuse of Official Capacity

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March 2007

Travis County District Attorney’s Office begins investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by TYC officials

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District Judge Amado Jose Abascal, III indicted on 2 counts of Aggravated Perjury

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January 2007

District Attorney Ronald Earle's statement regarding State Representative's complaint letter

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District Attorney Ronald Earle's statement regarding oral argument before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Ellis, Colyandro and DeLay cases

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