23, Nov 2014 - Medina, TX Texas man gets 40 years for hurting infant son
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after his infant son suffered 17 broken bones while in his care. Juan Francisco Medina Ortiz of Hillsboro was convicted of felony injury to a child and two counts of felony aggravated assault.
22, Nov 2014 - Mclennan, TX Former Central Texas judge gets 9 months for theft
WACO, Texas (AP) — An ex-judge already on probation in a mileage reimbursement scam must serve nine months in federal prison for stealing a dead Texan's Social Security benefits. Boone last December received three years of probation after pleading guilty to record tampering over falsifying county mileage documents for maximum reimbursement.
20, Nov 2014 - Hood, TX Fake Fort Hood soldier gets 2 years in bank scam
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who faked being a Fort Hood soldier has been sentenced to two years in federal prison in a bank scam targeting new Army enlistees. Prosecutors say the real soldiers, after getting the funds, turned over most of the money to Rosales for what he called "safekeeping."
12, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Former Central Texas Judge In More Hot Water
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A former Central Texas judge already on probation in a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits. Ex-McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of government property. ...
11, Oct 2014 - Mclennan, TX Ex-judge in Waco pleads guilty to benefits theft
WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Central Texas judge already on probation for a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces up to 10 years in federal prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits, prosecutors said. Boone, 62, had power of attorney and access to the man's bank account while the Social Security Administration continued to deposit his benefits, totaling about $63,000 ...
08, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Jury selection begins in retrial of North Texas man
Jury selection began this week in the case of a Texas man granted a retrial after questions were raised about testimony that helped convict him in the deaths of his two stepsons in a fire nearly 30 years ago
08, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Opening set for Texas man's murder retrial
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned Graf's conviction last year after arson experts criticized testimony used to persuade jurors that Graf was guilty of setting fire to a shed at the family home.
08, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire
Much of the evidence used against Ed Graf, in prison since 1986 for setting a fire that killed his stepsons, is now considered junk science. His is one of many old arson cases Texas is re-examining.
08, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Retrial begins for Texas man charged in killings
The McLennan County jury heard opening statements Tuesday in Waco in the retrial of Graf, whom an appeals court granted a new trial because of questions about evidence. [...] defense attorney Michelle Tuegel told jurors that Graf's adopted stepsons liked to play with matches and that she will present expert testimony that will show the boys accidentally set the toolshed fire that killed them ...
08, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Jury chosen for retrial of Texas man
The court sided with arson experts who criticized testimony used to persuade jurors that Graf was guilty of setting fire to a backyard shed at the family's Hewitt home. A state panel, convened by the state fire marshal's office, also found faults with the fire investigation in Graf's case. At Graf's 1998 trial, two fire investigators testified a burn pattern and other signs suggested someone set ...
08, Oct 2014 - Waco, TX Jury selection begins in retrial of Texas man
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jurors are being selected for the retrial of a Texas man charged in his two stepsons' deaths in a fire nearly 30 years ago.
02, Apr 2014 - Man, wife, his son charged in Texas drug ring
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man, his wife and his 26-year-old son have been charged in a drug and money laundering case linked to California. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Phillip Larry Koss, 60-year-old Le'Ann Koss and Conner Phillip Koss, all from Waco, face a court appearance next week. A federal grand jury in Waco on Tuesday indicted the trio on charges of conspiracy to possess with ...
02, Apr 2014 - Orange, TX Orange is the new black for Texas lawyer: wears prison jumpsuit for Lent
(KWTX) WACO A Mission Waco Lawyer is taking the phrase “orange is the new black,” to brand new heights. If you’ve seen 34-year-old Kent McKeever walking around Waco, you might agree that his fashion sense is turning heads. For Lent …
01, Apr 2014 - Hood, TX Fort Hood soldier who had explosives gets prison
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood soldier caught with explosive materials and metal pipes in his home has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. A federal judge in Waco sentenced Spec. Jason Alan Garthwaite Sr. of Copperas Cove. Garthwaite in January pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device. Copperas Cove police last September raided Garthwaite's ...
25, Jan 2012 - Waco, TX Man and Wife Make Initial Appearance to Answer Counterfeit Charges - KWTX
WACO (January 24, 2012)—A Central Texas husband and wife appeared in federal magistrate’s court Monday for an initial appearance on counterfeiting charges. Richard and Veronica Steen were ordered to return to magistrate’s court on Thursday to face ...
25, Jan 2012 - Waco, TX Fraud trial of failed financier R. Allen Stanford gets under way in Houston
The fraud trial of the flamboyant Texas billionaire who once pledged millions for Memphis charities opened Monday in Houston.