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Central Texas Drug Bust Leads to Five Arrests

 The pandemic has stifled many forms of Texas commerce, but the drug trade isn’t one of them. Multiple news outlets report that a collaborative effort by law enforcement has yielded a major drug bust, leading to the dismantling of a poly-drug distribution cell in Austin.   The bust, which included the Texas Department of Public Safety, the […]


Drug Trafficking Ring Uncovered in Central Texas

Central Texas law enforcement charged 13 people with selling counterfeit drugs laced with methamphetamine and fentanyl to college students. The alleged perpetrators are: Varun Prasad Ashley Larue Jacob Schelling Charles Zenker Brandon Carpenter Drew Zarate Benny Daneshjou Adrian Andreescu Christopher Edwards Nikit Shingari Samuel Parry Madison Scott Nolan Fogleman Many of those charged are former and […]


San Antonio Oilman Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison on Fraud Charges

Brian Alfaro, owner of Primera Energy, LLC, was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison on November 10, 2020, on mail fraud charges. He was charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company. In addition to his prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ordered that Alfaro pay almost $10 million in fines and […]


Impact of Criminal Charges on Professional Licenses

By Bo Kalabus An arrest or conviction could negatively impact any career. Facing criminal charges while earning a living with a professional license in Texas can be especially dicey. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and teachers, for example, may come under scrutiny from their respective boards of licensing in Austin, Texas. Even if the criminal charge has […]


Dallas Rapper Arrested for Shooting Death of Friend

Dashawn Maurice Robertson, 20, a Dallas rapper known as Lil Loaded, turned himself in to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department on November 9, 2020, in connection with the murder case of 18-year-old Khalil Walker. On October 25, 2020, law enforcement was notified of a shooting in the Dallas neighborhood, The Wood, at about 2:40 p.m. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]