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September 29, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
In the 1980s, Jim Mattox was the attorney general of Texas and one of the most powerful figures in the state -- mentioned as a future governor and, maybe, more. Today, he is a real estate lawyer. A turning point came in 1983, when the district attorney in Austin, Ronnie Earle, indicted Mattox on bribery charges. He was acquitted, but the damage was done. Mattox had spent $300,000 on attorneys. His political career began to peter out. "Ronnie Earle had visions of grandeur," said Mattox, now 62.
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October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay's defense team tried Tuesday to serve Texas prosecutor Ronald Earle with a subpoena, but Earle refused to accept it, DeLay lawyer Dick DeGuerin said. Alleging misconduct with grand jurors, the defense team wants to compel Earle to explain his behavior. A state campaign finance investigation conducted by Earle led to DeLay's indictment on conspiracy and money-laundering charges. DeLay (R-Texas) was obligated by House Republican rules to step aside as House majority leader.
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May 15, 2005 | Brenda Bell, Brenda Bell is a writer based in Austin, Texas.
When Travis County Dist. Atty. Ronnie Earle drives home through the broken limestone hills outside Austin, past dry creeks and secret springs, he listens to a local public radio station, KUT-FM. Like so many who gravitated here from other Texas towns, he relishes the KUT programming in which listeners recount whimsical stories of their life in Austin.
OPINION
September 30, 2005
Re "DeLay Indicted in Finance Probe," Sept. 29 To prove he isn't just a partisan zealot, Ronnie Earle, Travis County district attorney and prosecutor of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), states that 12 out of 15 politicians he has indicted have been Democrats. Hmm, makes one wonder which is the real party of scandal? PAUL GREEN Los Angeles After DeLay was indicted, he used the following phrases to describe the nature of this investigation and the prosecutor: a "vengeful investigation," a "partisan fanatic" and "unabashed partisan zealot."
OPINION
September 30, 2005
Re "DeLay Indicted in Finance Probe," Sept. 29 To prove he isn't just a partisan zealot, Ronnie Earle, Travis County district attorney and prosecutor of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), states that 12 out of 15 politicians he has indicted have been Democrats. Hmm, makes one wonder which is the real party of scandal? PAUL GREEN Los Angeles After DeLay was indicted, he used the following phrases to describe the nature of this investigation and the prosecutor: a "vengeful investigation," a "partisan fanatic" and "unabashed partisan zealot."
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Indicted Rep. Tom DeLay's defense team tried Tuesday to serve Texas prosecutor Ronald Earle with a subpoena, but Earle refused to accept it, DeLay lawyer Dick DeGuerin said. Alleging misconduct with grand jurors, the defense team wants to compel Earle to explain his behavior. A state campaign finance investigation conducted by Earle led to DeLay's indictment on conspiracy and money-laundering charges. DeLay (R-Texas) was obligated by House Republican rules to step aside as House majority leader.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is using his congressional campaign to distribute to voters derogatory comments about the Texas prosecutor who has indicted him -- and to raise more money for a reelection bid that has been affected by the criminal case. "Help Tom fight back," reads one of the solicitations on the website that voters are being directed to as part of an Internet-based campaign paid for by DeLay's reelection committee.
NEWS
July 1, 1990 | from Associated Press
Chicken magnate Lonnie (Bo) Pilgrim came to the Capitol last July to argue for changes he wanted made in the workers' compensation program. While he was at it, he handed out $10,000 checks to eight of the 31 Texas senators. Pilgrim said it was just a way to get access to the senators so they'd listen to his case. "All it does is they will answer a telephone call or give you an appointment to listen, to hear issues," he said.
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June 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The criminal case against Tom DeLay now hinges on two money-laundering charges after Texas' highest criminal court refused Wednesday to bring back a conspiracy charge. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled 5 to 4 against reinstating a count of conspiracy to violate the election code. The former House majority leader resigned last year amid allegations that he violated campaign finance laws to funnel $190,000 in corporate contributions to Republicans in the state's 2002 legislative elections.
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December 9, 1993 | Associated Press
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) was re-indicted Wednesday on ethics charges stemming from her 2 1/2-year tenure as state treasurer. "Same charges, same indictments," Assistant Travis County Dist. Atty. Steve McCleery said. Hutchison, 50, was previously indicted in September on four felony counts and one misdemeanor charge.
NATIONAL
September 29, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
In the 1980s, Jim Mattox was the attorney general of Texas and one of the most powerful figures in the state -- mentioned as a future governor and, maybe, more. Today, he is a real estate lawyer. A turning point came in 1983, when the district attorney in Austin, Ronnie Earle, indicted Mattox on bribery charges. He was acquitted, but the damage was done. Mattox had spent $300,000 on attorneys. His political career began to peter out. "Ronnie Earle had visions of grandeur," said Mattox, now 62.
MAGAZINE
May 15, 2005 | Brenda Bell, Brenda Bell is a writer based in Austin, Texas.
When Travis County Dist. Atty. Ronnie Earle drives home through the broken limestone hills outside Austin, past dry creeks and secret springs, he listens to a local public radio station, KUT-FM. Like so many who gravitated here from other Texas towns, he relishes the KUT programming in which listeners recount whimsical stories of their life in Austin.
NEWS
October 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Indictments charging Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) with using a previous elected office for personal and political gain were dismissed Tuesday, but she remains under investigation. The indictments were dropped because the grand jury that handed them up included a member who was ineligible because he faced a charge of writing a bad check for $20 in 1988, officials said. Prosecutors said a new grand jury has taken up the investigation. Hutchison was indicted Sept.
NEWS
October 23, 2005 | Larry Margasak, Associated Press Writer
Rep. Tom DeLay appeared in court as a criminal defendant for the first time Friday, listening while his lawyer pointedly asked the presiding judge to step aside for making campaign donations to Democrats and their liberal allies. In a hearing that lasted less than five minutes, Judge Bob Perkins deferred further proceedings until a hearing can be held on the congressman's request for a new judge.
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