|FBI Announces Investigation on DA Watkins|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 01:49 AM|
A few years ago, many high-placed confidential sources informed the Dallas Blog that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins is a politician who's allegedly "not good at hiding evidence," which could implicate him in a scandal. Some would joke that they're surprised how long it's taking before the local media begins to take notice of this character trait.
The Dallas Morning News reports that, "the FBI and the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas have officially opened a criminal investigation into Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins."
Attorneys with knowledge of the federal inquiry informed The Texas Lawbook that the investigation focuses on Watkins' judgement to file criminal fraud charges against oil heir Al Ill in 2010.
According to the Dallas Morning News, "those lawyers, who describe the federal investigation as 'extremely serious' and 'very active,' said it concerns whether Watkins brought the charges against Hill III. Because one of his political contributors asked him to do so or because he thought it would please his supporters."
John Hueston, former federal prosecutor and a Los Angeles attorney who represent Hill III., "the D.A.'s office had never, ever pursued a mortgage fraud case like this one, where there was no loss. We spent two years investigating this matter, obtaining phone records and other evidence. We found a dark, grim view of a politician who tries to do the will of his political contributors."
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