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Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Involvement in Drug Trafficking Ring

Daniel Polanco, a former Edinburg, Texas, border patrol agent, was sentenced to 166 months in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking ring. He was one of six law enforcement officials arrested and charged with stealing marijuana and cocaine from dealers in the Rio Grande Valley and then selling them in Houston. The investigation […]


Federal Drug Bust at Fort Worth Clothing Store

An alleged methamphetamine ring operating out of a clothing store in Fort Worth was broken by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on October 14, 2020. Charges against 30 individuals took place as part of an investigation called “Operation Ice Tank,” led by the local DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Group. The criminal charge is for […]


Man Wrongfully Convicted of Sexual Assault Is Exonerated

 Greg Kelley, a high school senior and star athlete, was arrested on August 9, 2013, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was accused of sexually abusing two young boys at a daycare in someone’s home. During legal proceedings, Kelley declined to accept a plea agreement that would have prevented him from serving time in prison. He […]


Employees Accuse Texas Attorney General of Criminal Offenses

On October 1, 2020, seven top aides of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter notifying their human resources director that they had contacted federal law enforcement authorities to request that their boss be investigated for potential crimes. The letter states that Paxton is being accused of bribery, abuse of office, and improper influence […]


Sheriff in Central Texas Charged with Sexual Assault 

Ricky Scaman, the Sheriff of Fall County, was arrested on Monday, September 21, on charges of felony assault on a public servant, sexual assault, and misdemeanor official oppression, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Scaman was held in the Bell County Jail on Monday evening before posting bond and getting released later that […]


Netflix’s Jerry Harris Arrested for Child Pornography Following Tarrant County Lawsuit

On Thursday, September 17, Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris – star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer” – was arrested on one count of child pornography. The TV personality was taken into custody in Naperville, IL, and faces charges in federal court in Chicago. His arrest comes on the heels of a recent Tarrant County lawsuit, which […]


North Texas ‘Money Doctor’ Sentenced To 25 Years In $30 Million Ponzi Scheme

William Neil “Doc” Gallagher, the so-called “Money Doctor,” was well known throughout North Texas for his AM radio show, his supposed devotion to Christianity, his public appearances, and his alleged financial acumen. However, federal and state authorities accused Gallagher of scamming more than 200 people for more than $30 million. Gallagher was found guilty of […]


Dallas Anesthesiologist Receives Additional Prison Time for Healthcare Fraud

On August 10, 2020, Dr. Richard Ferdinand Toussaint Jr., an anesthesiologist and cofounder of the upscale hospital, Forest Park Medical Center, received a 66-month federal prison sentence for his involvement in a $200 million fraud case. He was also ordered to pay restitution fees of more than $82.9 million. In a separate March 2018 health […]


Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer Now, or Wait for the Courts to Reopen?

By Whether you’re facing charges relating to a DWI, theft, drug possession or anything else, do not wait to hire a criminal defense attorney when the courts resume. Just because the courts are closed does not mean that the justice system has stopped. Hiring an attorney during this time can be beneficial to you and […]


What Crimes are Enhanced During a State of Disaster

by Are Penalties Worse if I’m Charged with a Crime During the COVID-19 State of Disaster? Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 13, 2020. For crimes committed during a state of disaster, punishment levels for certain offenses are increased to the next higher […]