Tuesday, December 20, 2011

THE TEXAS LAWYER’S CREED

Just a quick review for those who may not know the Lawyer's Creed of Texas:

I AM A LAWYER; I AM ENTRUSTED BY THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS TO PRESERVE AND IMPROVE OUR LEGAL SYSTEM. I AM LICENSED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS. I MUST THEREFORE ABIDE BY THE TEXAS DISCIPLINARY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, BUT I KNOW THAT PROFESSIONALISM REQUIRES MORE THAN MERELY AVOIDING THE VIOLATION OF LAWS AND RULES.

I AM COMMITTED TO THIS CREED FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN IT IS RIGHT.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Congratulations Kelly Rogers Report on a Record Month of Page views!

As the result of our efforts to inform and protect the public from illicit financial schemes, our readers have just pushed the Kelly G Rogers Report through a nice mild stone. 

In the last 30 days, we've crossed the through the 1,000 page views mark!

Our intent from the beginning was not to be a widely viewed blog. Rather, we wanted to provide the public with a point-of-view they'd never otherwise hear--until it was too late and their money was gone.

Specifically? Who is this guy when you peel away the layers of the onion? How does he really operate? Not opinions but facts. Details, insights and documents of actual cases gathered directly from those who invested. Not hype, no made up stories, no BS.

All these details have pulled back the curtain and expose the actions of this "Decepti-con".

And now if we can find a law abiding Judge who's focused on hearing the evidence against these crooks, maybe we can actually go to trial and present the evidence? Really, is this asking too much? 

If you haven't heard, Judge Suzanne Wooten was convicted and sentenced to 10 years probation and a $10,000 fine for bribery and several other charges. Needless to say, she's been forced to vacate her post.

It's interesting to point out she was indicted in July of 2010 for violations between 2007 and 2009. Her trial and conviction was announced on November 11th, 2011--16 months after her indictment. 

Kelly G Rogers was indicted in July of 2009 for violations having occurred in Spring of 2005. As you know, his trial has been postponed TEN TIMES. It's now at 29 months and counting since his indictment. Gee, I wonder if the Judge was concerned about herself and not her other cases?

The Governor of Texas will appoint a new Judge to take the post until the elections of 2012. Make sure this  new Judge gets a warm welcome from the friends of Kelly G Rogers with a stack of letters asking for the immediate trial of this indicted Lawyer of Dallas, TX.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Judge Suzanne H. Wooten--I'm Mad as Hell and I'm NOT going to take it anymore!

For the TENTH Time since his indictment in July of 2009, Judge Suzanne H. Wooten has delayed the trial of Indicted Schemer--Kelly G. Rogers.

Well, I'm MAD as Hell and I'm not going to take this anymore! I'm a human being, Damn it, and this Damn Lawyer needs to stand trial! So lets send a message to Judge Suzanne H. Wooten...shall we?


Therefore, I encourage you to watch this video, download the attached letter and mail it off to Judge Wooten IMMEDIATELY. Get your friends, family, relatives and all who know the grief you've endured because of your relationship with Kelly G Rogers Lawyer Dallas to sent a letter. Let it snow paper in Collin County.

The new trial is scheduled for February 20, 2012. Yea Right. Here's the link to the down load the letter. Also, click on Kelly G Rogers, click on Criminal Case Records and enter 3808160009 to see this public information. Letter to Judge Suzanne H. Wooten. Please send by November 30th, 2011. 


State v Kelly G. Rogers Delayed for TENTH time!



Is this getting old or what?

For the TENTH TIME IN A ROW, since July of 2009, Judge Suzanne Wooten has allowed Kelly G Rogers and his lawyer-John Charles Hardin to delay his trial.

The new trial date (Yea, Right) is February 20th, 2012. You got it, almost SIX years after the $435,000 had disappeared from the corporate coffers, another trial date is on file and pending.  

In State of Texas v Kelly G Rogers, the State is claiming that Kelly Gordon Rogers removed $435,000 from an oil and gas company in 2006.

Fast forward to 2011 and he's still wheeling and dealing in the Oil and Gas business. In a previous story, it was disclosed by the State of Nevada that Rogers reactivated Falcon Ten Energy, LLC., to presumable conduct more oil and gas deals.

Good Grief Judge Suzanne Wooten.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Kelly G Rogers Activates Falcon Ten Energy, LLC

Kelly G Rogers, Indicted by the State of Texas and set to stand trial on December 12th, is on the move again. In checking with our friend Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State, Kelly Gordan Rogers--Attorney Dallas, TX has activated a revoked LLC called Falcon Ten Energy, LLC--E0185712007-8. 


The LLC was reinstated on August 25th, 2011 when money was paid to the registered agent INCORP SERVICES, INC at 2360 CORPORATE CIRCLE STE 400 in Henderson, NV 89074.

So why create an LLC in Nevada? One reason--Nevada has long been known as a state committed to maintaining privacy and flexible corporate management.

It's interesting if you check out WHEN he re-instated the LLC--on August 25th, 2011, he listed his address at 8 Riva Ridge, Frisco, TX. However, Kelly G Rogers and Carrie S Rogers had been foreclosed on by the Bank of Texas on September 7th of 2010....TEN months PRIOR to him updating this LLC.They had long moved out and we're renting a home in the same neighborhood in Frisco, TX.

Also, the Falcon Energy, LLC entity was involved in a previous lawsuit during Rogers bankruptcy. Here's the lawsuit as filed in the bankruptcy proceedings back in in Summer of 2010.



I wonder who is getting ready to lose money and issue a lawsuit to find their investment invest in Falcon Ten Energy, LLC? They're going to get one hell of a surprise when they find out the investment history, lawsuits and past dealings with Kelly G Rogers Attorney Dallas.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bradley Dean vs. Land and Minerals/Kelly Gordon Rogers/Carrie S. Rogers

According to the Collin County website, Bradley Dean has retained James Skinner as lead attorney in his case against Land and Minerals Corporation and Carrie Rogers.

To find this information, simply go to Collin County Courts Records Inquiry and click on "Civil and Family Case Records" and enter the case 366-00485-2010.
The Bradley Dean case is stereo-typical of a Kelly G Rogers deal.  You end up getting to know Kelly Rogers from church, the local community or a friend of a friend. You think he's sharp and impressive. One day, he contacts you with this fantastic opportunity. He has a scheme, he comes  out and pitches it and it sounds really good...so you invest.

However, over time, you begin to notice that NOTHING he promised in the original pitch is working out. You begin to ask questions and eventually it hit you up side the head--this deal is a scam. You scramble to get your money---only to find that it's long gone.

You file a lawsuit, hire expense attorney's and eventually run out of money pursuing justice. In the meantime, Kelly G Rogers represents himself or Carrie S. Rogers (often he puts an entity in his wife's name) at no cost. He simply drags out the process until you give up or run out of money. Cunning. Calculated. Crook.

Could Rogers have met his match? Possibly. According to the Collin County Court Records, Bradley Dean has retained James Skinner. Here's an impressive attorney.

Jim Skinner is a twenty-two-year law enforcement veteran who retired in June 1998 as Chief Investigator for New Mexico’s Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office after extensive training and accumulated years of experience in narcotics enforcement, complex white collar crime, public corruption, violent crime, and homicide investigations.

After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001, Mr. Skinner worked as a complex civil litigator in Dallas before becoming an Assistant District Attorney and Special Prosecutor for the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Skinner entered the private sector in 2008, where he consulted for complex civil litigators and corporate entities on the discovery and investigation of financially motivated criminal activity.

Mr. Skinner graduated from the FBI’s Narcotics Related Financial Investigative Techniques Training Program and the DEA’s Basic Narcotics/Dangerous Drug Enforcement School and worked as the Eastern New Mexico Narcotics Task Force Coordinator, conducting undercover and counter-drug intelligence operations throughout New Mexico with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners.

Mr. Skinner is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Fraud and Financial Investigations Training Program, the Advanced White Collar Crime Training Program, the Telecommunications Fraud Training Program, MCTFT’s International Money Laundering Training, and numerous other programs related to the discovery and investigation of complex financial crime and organized criminal activity.

Mr. Skinner was featured in the August 1996 Reader’s Digest article “To Catch Three Thieves,” which detailed Mr. Skinner’s actions in bringing to justice three men who stole over $58M from senior citizens throughout the United States and Canada by illegal telemarketing scams.

Well Mr. Skinner...you have your work cut out for you today as you pursue Kelly G Rogers. Go get em!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Update: State of Texas v. Kelly G. Rogers

This time it's different.

This time it would appear the trial of Kelly G. Rogers will proceed with a pretrial conference on December 7th and the trial scheduled on December 12, 2011.

This time an agenda has accompanied the subpoenas sent to SEVEN individuals who will testify against the actions of Kelly G. Rogers. These agendas have never been forwarded with previous subpoenas so something is different this time around.

John Charles Hardin will face off against the DA's office to see who can prove their point.

Can Hardin convince anyone that $435,000 taken from the company was some type of compensation for Kelly Rogers hard work? Or will the DA prove it's just another investment scheme propagated by Rogers Ala:  Rio Grande Coal Mine, LLC v Kelly Rogers, Carrie Rogers, Bradley Dean v. Land and Minerals Corporation, Series C LLP v. Kelly G Rogers, Bill Thompson v. Kelly Gordon Rogers SEC v. Kelly G Rogers, etc.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Arbitration Undone: 5th Circuit Overturns Awards Against Weyand and Thiessen





The back story to all of this is Rogers and Weyand began their partnership back in 2004. As they developed ideas together, Rogers began soliciting friends, family and acquaintances for money to back these schemes. Rogers also wrote the subscription agreements.

In late winter of 2006, the SEC contacted the company to advise a deposit was made into an individuals bank account who was part of an ongoing SEC investigating associated with the Travis Correll Ponzi scheme. That's when all hell broke lose.

Rogers was named in SEC vs. Global Finance and Investments, Inc--case No; 4:07cv346. Since that time, the lawsuits have been flying against Rogers and Weyand. However, this arbitration award levied a whopping $13,317,381 against Weyand, $311,329 against Theissen and $730,123 against Rogers.

However, the 5th circuit concludes that Weyand and Theissen cannot be held personally liable for the judgement and has overturned the Arbitration award.

As noted in the footnotes of page 4: The arbitration panel also held another individual defendant, Kelly G. Rogers, liable for a total of $730,123. Rogers is not a party to this appeal.

, On Wednesday August 17, 2011:

When litigants attempt to vacate arbitration awards, they usually don't get much help from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Yet the court recently ruled that two defendant corporate officers were not individually bound by arbitration agreements and overturned the awards against them.

The Aug. 4 decision in DK Joint Venture 1, et al. v. Richard W. Weyand, et al. is a departure for the appeals court, which has been hostile to arbitration vacatur attempts in the past. For example, in 2009's Citigroup Global Markets Inc. v. Bacon , the court ruled that arbitrators' manifest disregard of the law was not a ground for vacatur. And in 2007's Positive Software Solutions Inc. v. New Century Mortgage Corp., et al., the 5th Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a three-judge panel decision that had affirmed a U.S. District Court ruling vacating an arbitration award. The en banc court found that the "mere appearance" of an arbitrator's bias was not a sufficient reason for vacatur.

According to the 5th Circuit's opinion, the background in Joint Venture 1 is as follows: The plaintiffs sued Weyand, Peter Thiessen and 15 corporations controlled by them in state court over a business dispute. Weyand is the chief executive officer and Thiessen is the chief financial officer of the defendant companies. The plaintiffs and the defendant corporations had entered into contracts called "subscription agreements" that contained arbitration agreements. The plaintiffs moved to compel all the defendants to arbitrate the state court litigation. [See the court's opinion.]

The defendants removed the case to a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. While Weyand and Thiessen protested that they had not agreed to arbitrate anything, the District Court ruled that all of the defendants including Weyand and Thiessen were bound by the arbitration agreements, the 5th Circuit wrote.

Specifically, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade of Dallas ruled in a Jan. 29, 2008, order that because Weyand and Thiessen conducted the day-to-day business affairs of the corporate defendants, they met the definition of "affiliate" in the subscription agreements, even though they didn't sign them.

"Moreover, under Texas law, where contracting parties agree to arbitrate all disputes 'under or with respect to' a contract, they generally intend to include disputes about their agents' actions," Kinkeade wrote in the order.On April 1, 2009, a panel of three American Arbitration Association arbitrators awarded the plaintiffs $13,317,381 in damages against Weyand and $311,329 in damages against Thiessen, the 5th Circuit wrote. After the District Court confirmed the award, both men appealed.

In a May 24, 2010, brief to the 5th Circuit, the plaintiffs argued that the question of whether Weyand and Thiessen agreed to arbitration was delegated exclusively to the arbitration panel and "no court has the power to decide that issue." The plaintiffs also maintained that Weyand's and Thiessen's arguments were "without merit, without justification, and legally frivolous."

But the 5th Circuit disagreed. "Weyand and Thiessen, as CEO and CFO of the defendant corporations, were the corporations' agents. Under general principles of contract and agency law, the fact that the defendant corporations entered into the Subscription Agreements did not cause their agents, Weyand and Thiessen, who acted only as officers on behalf of the corporations, to be personally bound by those agreements," wrote 5th Circuit Judge James Dennis in an opinion joined by Judges Eugene Davis and Jacques Wiener. The panel reversed the trial court's order confirming the award and remanded it back for further hearings.

Donovan Campbell Jr., a partner in Dallas' Rader and Campbell who represents the plaintiffs in DK Joint Venture 1 , did not return a telephone call seeking comment.

Jeff Boggess, a Frisco solo who represents Weyand and Thiessen, is pleased with the decision — especially given the 5th Circuit's reputation for rejecting attempts to vacate arbitration awards.

"The 5th Circuit's decision is a beacon to wayward federal district judges and others who misinterpret Texas state decisions that decide which agents of contracting principals can be bound by the principals' arbitration agreements and under what circumstance," Boggess

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kelly Rogers Attorney Dallas--Trail Rescheduled


According to the Collin County Website, the Trial of Kelly G Rogers has been rescheduled for December 12th of 2011. This information was obtained from the Collin County websiteTo get the information, simply click on the link and enter this case number to view a complete listing of the activity. 

As soon as details are available, they will be passed along to our readers.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kelly G Rogers Trial--NO MORE CONTINUANCES

Five Reasons why Judge Suzanne Wooten SHOULD NOT GRANT another continuance to Kelly G. Rogers--Frisco Lawyer.

We're coming up on the moment of truth for Kelly G Rogers, Frisco Lawyer. Less that TWO weeks until he stands trial after he was indicted in July of 2009. Here we are--some TWO years later and we're still not assured of a trial.

While we fully expect Kelly Rogers--Dallas Lawyer--to request ANOTHER continuance, we at the Kelly Rogers Report have FIVE REASONS why we are begging Judge Suzanne Wooten to stand firm and move the trial forward as scheduled.

Eight Trial Dates Have Come and Gone: How much time does someone need to prepare for trial? Yet, the court has passed trial dates on EIGHT different occasions: October 29th, 20009, December 3rd, 2009, January 15th, 2010, March 19, 2010, May 25th, 2010, July 14th, 2010, November 3rd, 2010 and April 13th, 2011. Frankly, we're questioning the competency of the Collin County DA's office here. So let's keep this date...

Justice Needs to be Served: Many who read this blog each week have one thing on their mind--watching justice served to Kelly G Rogers--Frisco lawyer. Many have lost everything as a result of investing with this guy. He's as slippery as a bloated codfish and seems to lye his way out of everything. It's never his fault. Well, this time it is his fault and we need to see him served.

Kelly G Rogers Needs to do some Jail time: It's not clear what the sentence is for a first degree Felony for Misapplication of funds. However, it's important that Kelly G Rogers be humbled by serving time and being labeled a convicted felon. Maybe then he will be humbled...although it's doubtful. Until he serves jail time, he will continue to be a "Get-Rich-Quick-Schemer" that is always looking at how to make a fast buck--regardless of who he hurts or what rules he breaks. No remorse. No fair play. No team of advisers. Just complete and unadulterated arrogance.

Kelly G Rogers needs to be Disbarred: Lawyer. It's a title he flashes around like a "Get out of Jail Free" card. It gives him the self promotion and credibility he needs to scam people into thinking he's someone special. They're impressed, they invest, Rogers moves the money somewhere other than where it should be, the investor sues and Rogers represents himself at nominal costs. However, the investors are forced to pay an outside Lawyer $150-$250 per hour to find their money. If Rogers is convicted of a felony and disbarred, he'll then need to come up with his own money to defend all these lawsuits. It would level the playing field and safeguard the public by taking away his title and ability to bully his opponents and manipulate the legal system.

Need to put an End to this Case and Move on: We've all been watching the development of this of this case since 2009. However, many have been praying for justice since 2006 when Kelly Rogers Frisco Lawyer decided to raise money, start companies and invest in Ponzi schemes. Now we need to see this come to any end--by convicting the scoundrel--and allowing us to move on with our lives. It's been a sad, pathetic and very costly five years for many. While most have put all this in the  past, some need to see this last chapter close. Like the Harry Potter story, a bitter sweet ending to journey that was exciting for a few days before smashing our dreams on the rocks of disappointment, despair, shame and anguish.

So Judge Suzanne Wooten, we beg that you REJECT ANY and ALL attempts by Kelly Rogers to gain a continuance on this trial.

How do we know he'll ask for an extension?

He's Kelly Rogers--Frisco Lawyer....so why would you expect anything different?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kelly Rogers Attorney Dallas and Texas Bar Journal--July 2011

Kelly G Rogers--Attorney Dallas--If convicted on Felony One by the State of Texas on August 15th, Kelly Gordon Rogers of Dallas could end up in an upcoming Texas Bar Journal publication. These reports are available to the public each month by visiting the State Bar of Texas and searching Disciplinary Action.

In researching back issues, a variety of Attorney's have been suspended, disbarred or resigned once the State of Texas successfully convicted them on criminal charges.  Many of these attorneys were convicted of second and third degree felonies. Kelly Rogers-Attorney Dallas-has been indicted on first degree felony charges.

All attorney's listed below violated Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct (TDRPC): 8.04(a)(3) — for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation 8.04(a)(3) — for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

Sound familiar?

DISBARMENTS

On Jan. 31, Todd R. Phillippi [#00790178], 50, of Midlothian, received a three-year, partially probated suspension effective March 1, with the first five months actively served and the remainder probated. An evidentiary panel of the District 7 Grievance Committee found that Phillippi entered into a business transaction with a client without obtaining the client’s consent in writing. Phillippi also engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. Phillippi violated Rules 1.08(a)(3) and 8.04(a)(3). He was ordered to pay $7,077.13 in attorney’s fees and costs. Phillippi has filed an appeal.

RESIGNATIONS

On March 29, the Supreme Court of Texas accepted the resignation, in lieu of discipline, of David Lee Murff [#24039081], 41, of Houston. At the time of Murff ’s resignation, there were three matters pending against him alleging neglect and failure to communicate, to place client funds into a trust account, to promptly deliver to the client or third person any funds or other property that the client or third person is entitled to receive, to return client files and unearned fees at the end of representation, and to timely furnish to the Chief Disciplinary Counsel’s office a response. Murff violated Rules 1.01(b)(1), 1.03(a), 1.14(a) and (b), 1.15(d), and 8.04(a)(8). On May 9, the Supreme Court of Texas accepted the resignation, in lieu of discipline, of Olesya Oleynik [#24062927], 25, of Sunnyvale, Calif. The Court found that during two representations, Oleynik neglected the legal matter entrusted to her; failed to keep the clients reasonably informed about the status of their matters; and engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. Oleynik violated Rules 1.01(b)(1), 1.03(a), and 8.04(a)(3).

On April 8, Sidney Allen Lyle, Jr. [#00795026], 41, of North Richland Hills, received a two-year, fully probated suspension effective May 1. An evidentiaryand the remainder probated. An evidentiary panel of the District 15 Grievance Committee found that in connection with three grievances, Lyle neglected client matters; failed to communicate with clients; made false statements of material fact or law to a third person; engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and failed to respond to a grievance timely. Lyle violated Rules 1.01(b)(1), 1.03(a), 4.01(a), and 8.04(a)(3) and (a)(8). He was ordered to pay $3,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses and $12,500 in restitution.

On May 12, Bret Christopher Green [#24027210], 43, of San Antonio, accepted a five-year, partially probated suspension effective Jan. 29, 2012, with the first two years actively served and the remainder probated. An evidentiary panel of the District 10-4 Grievance Committee found that Green failed to refund unearned fees, to return his client’s file, to provide written notice to his client that he was suspended from the practice of law, and to deposit and hold unearned fees in a trust account. Green violated Rules 1.04(a), 1.14(a), 1.15(d), and 8.04(a)(3) and (a)(7). He was ordered to pay $1,500 in attorney’s fees and expenses and $13,500 in restitution.

On May 27, Charles P. Jones [#10866900], 63, of San Antonio, received a two-year, partially probated suspension effective June 15, with the first year actively served and the remainder probated. The 285th District Court of Bexar County in San Antonio found that Jones made a misrepresentation to his client and failed to keep his client reasonably informed, to respond to reasonable requests for information, to promptly return unearned fees, and to return the client’s file. Jones violated Rule 1.01(b), 1.03(a), 1.15(d), and 8.04(a)(3). He was ordered to pay $1,000 in attorney’s fees and expenses and $600 in restitution.


REPRIMANDS

On May 11, John K. George [#07805600], 63, of Bellaire, accepted a public reprimand. An evidentiary panel of the District 4-C Grievance Committee found that George was hired in August 2007 for representation in a real estate matter and agreed to represent his client in negotiating a settlement with the buyer for missed payments and, if necessary, to initiate foreclosure proceedings proceedings. The client periodically contacted George to ascertain the status of the case and was told by George that he had begun the foreclosure proceedings when in fact, he had not. In April 2010, George admitted to his client that he had not pursued the foreclosure action. George violated Rules 1.01(b)(1) and 8.04(a)(3). He agreed to pay $500 in attorney’s fees.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lawsut update:Kelly and Carrie Rogers of Frisco Tx

This is a Lawsuit update for Kelly and Carrie Rogers of Frisco, TX.

State of Texas v. Kelly Rogers: 3808160009  Kelly Rogers of Frisco, TX is scheduled to stand trial beginning August 15th, 2011. Subpoena's were issued back in May and all have been served and returned. The charges are FIRST DEGREE FELONY. If convicted, Rogers could face jail time, a fine and would be disbarred by the Texas State Bar.

Click here to download a summary on each of the FIVE lawsuits.

Bradley Dean v. Land and Mineral Corporation, Carrie Rogers. 366-00485-2010 It's shameful that Kelly Rogers of Frisco, TX seems to have dragged his wife--Carrie-- into a variety of these lawsuits. He managed to accomplish this action when he willingly worked to shift most of his assets to Carrie prior to his bankruptcy filing. As a result, creditors are now turning to her to recoup the money they feel has been taken from them.

The last action in this case was on June 27th, 2011 whereas: Motion--Defendant Land and   
Minerals Corporation's motion for a protective order to limit the scope of Plaintiff's request for production of financial records from, and deposition questions to SNB Bank of Dallas.

Citibank (South Dakota) NA v. Carrie S Rogers 199-04132-2010  On December 10th, 2010 an order granting New Trial reopen OCS. Agreed order to vacate final Judgement.

CitiBank v Stoneport Villas, LP, RBL Developments, Roberto Bevilacqua, Eric Benavides. 199-02179-2011. Last activity on May 19, 2011 in way of a payment for Transaction assessment.

Rio Grande Coal Mine, LLC, Kent Loehrke, Paul Sanchez, Peggy Wade, Eric Wade, Tom Haas, Christian Litscher v Kelly Rogers, Carrie Rogers. 219-02195-2008. A case where as money was raised and allegedly misappropriated, similar to the claims in the State of Texas v Kelly G Rogers. Last activity on May 6, 2010: Plaintiff's first amended Status report and request for special jury trial setting.

If anyone has any additional information to provide, please use the comment module to post.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Casey Anthony get 4 years for Lying

11:01 a.m. EDT, July 7, 2011.  

Casey Anthony will be released from the Orange County Jail on July 13.  Chief Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Casey Anthony this morning for lying to police, giving her four years in jail and credit for the time she's already served since 2008.

Considering how much time she's already served, court officials have calculated that she will be released from the Orange County Jail July 13. The sentence also includes four, $1,000 fines for each of the four counts of lying to police.
The sentence is the maximum Perry could impose under the jury's decision.

But unhappy Anthony opponents still gathered outside the courthouse to express their displeasure about her acquittal Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder in connection to her daughter's death.

"I feel she got away with murder and it really irritates me," said Donna Marini, an Altamonte Springs woman who attended most of the trial proceedings.

Nearby her, though, Casey Anthony supporters chanted for her release. One many stood with a sign asking "Casey will you marry me?"

"I would date her," said the sign's holder Tim Allen. "Everyone deserves a second chance."

Inside the courtroom, Anthony showed no reaction while Perry discussed her lies and imposed his sentence.

Earlier, she arrived in Perry's courtroom appearing relaxed and happy.

All of Anthony's lies

Anthony, who normally wears her long hair in a bun on top of her head, wore her hair down in court today. She huddled with her attorneys, Cheney Mason and Dorothy Clay Sims, while smiling and stroking her hair before the hearing began.

Her smiles disappeared though after she learned Judge Perry's sentence.

Perry disagreed with Lisabeth Fryer, one of Anthony's attorneys, who argued that Anthony's four convictions for lying to police should be consolidated into one count.

That's because all the lies were told in one conversation, Fryer said.

Fryer noted that the concept of "double jeopardy" should be applied. She wanted Perry to sentence Casey on one charge because the false statements Anthony gave law enforcement stem from a single incident on July 16, 2008.

She also noted case law to support her argument.

Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick disagreed, saying "It is our position that there is a temporal break between the lies.
Burdick says Casey's lies were intended to lead law enforcement "on a wild goose chase."

She says she did have time to pause and reflect about these mistruths and they did not occur in one single instance.

Perry agreed with Burdick that Casey's guilty verdicts represented "four separate and distinct lies" that led law enforcement on months-long search for her daughter Caylee, forcing them to spend "a great deal of time, energy and man power looking" for the child."

Just as the jury spoke loud and clear about finding Casey not guilty of the most serious charges against her, including the murder of her child, Perry said, "the jury spoke loud and clear as to the remaining counts, four, five, six and seven."

Hearing on costs set for Aug. 25

Earlier, Burdick let Perry know about the state's interest in collecting investigative costs from Anthony related to the search for Caylee Marie in 2008.

A hearing on that issue was set for Aug. 25.

Perry also told Anthony that she has a right to appeal his sentence for her lying convictions. Perry said the defense has 30 days to appeal.

Perry says if she does not file timely notice of appeal, she forfeits her ability to appeal.

Court is in recess right now as officials calculate the amount of credit she should receive for time she's already served in jail. That will determine how long she will be held at the Orange County Jail.

Outside the courthouse

Meanwhile, protestors upset with Anthony's acquittal on more serious charges, including murder, are chanting outside the courthouse. Some spectators also expressed support for Anthony, including one man who wants to marry the single woman.

A minority of protesters outside the courthouse shouted: "Free Casey!"

Earlier, at least two deputies were seen at the Orange County Courthouse carrying gas masks in anticipation of a strong reaction following this morning's sentencing.

Other officers are patrolling on horses.

Public outrage has been building since Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of first-degree murder and other serious charges in connection with her daughter's death in 2008.

Crowds gathered around two designated free-speech zone, where several people stood with home-made posters and signs. Several of those expressed disproval of Casey Anthony's verdict.

One poster had a picture of Anthony with silver duct tape over her mouth. One man was wearing duct tape over his own mouth. Other signs were directed at Caylee, such as one that said "We love you."

Other spectators gathered to photograph and videotape the crowd.

Patti Lockwood of Orlando, who said she's followed the Anthony case since day one, stood nearby and watched the crowd.

"I'm down here to see what kind of time she's going to get," Lockwood said of Anthony's sentencing.

Calls to theOrange County Sheriff's Office about its preparations have not been immediately returned.

'I don't feel like justice was served'

About 50 people gathered peacefully outside the courthouse this morning for today's milestone moment.

The scene outside the courthouse this morning seemed relatively normal -- spectators who were lucky enough to get tickets Wednesday lined up as they have for weeks.

Debbie Calderon and her daughter Kristelle Calderon of Ocoee were numbers 23 and 24 in the line.

They have been to the courthouse a few times before -- Kristelle, who wants to be a prosecutor, was hoping to get a glimpse of Nancy Grace.

The mother and daughter watched the trial regularly.

"She's guilty," Debbie Calderon said. "I don't feel like justice was served."

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ex-Illinois governor convicted of corruption

By MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS
The Associated Press

CHICAGO | Rod Blagojevich, who rode his talkative everyman image to two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of corruption charges, including the incendiary allegation that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

Blagojevich had spent 2 1/2 years professing his innocence on reality TV shows and later on the witness stand. He faces up to 300 years in prison, although federal sentencing guidelines are sure to significantly reduce his time behind bars.

The verdict appeared to be the conclusion, at last, to the spectacle of Blagojevich’s political career, which began its descent shortly after Obama was elected president in November 2008.
A month after Election Day, Blagojevich, who was required to name a senator to replace Obama, was arrested, and federal agents revealed that they had secretly recorded hundreds of hours of damaging phone calls by him and his advisers.

Blagojevich was accused of trying to secure campaign contributions, a cabinet post or a high-paying job in exchange for his official acts as governor. Blagojevich was acquitted on one charge of bribery, and the jury deadlocked on two counts of attempted extortion, but convictions came on the bulk of the counts and on those related to the Senate seat — the claims that had drawn international headlines.
After hearing the verdict, Blagojevich turned to defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky and asked, “What happened?”

The former governor spoke only briefly as he left the courthouse.

“Well, among the many lessons I’ve learned from this whole experience is to try to speak a little bit less, so I’m going to keep my remarks kind of short,” Blagojevich said.

Blagojevich becomes the second straight Illinois governor convicted of corruption. His predecessor, George Ryan, is serving 6 1/2 years in federal prison.

The case exploded into scandal when Blagojevich was awakened by federal agents on Dec. 9, 2008, at his Chicago home and was led away in handcuffs. “The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said after the arrest.

Blagojevich, who was also accused of shaking down businessmen for campaign contributions, was swiftly impeached and removed from office. Fitzgerald pledged to retry the governor after the first jury deadlocked on all but the least serious charges.

This time, the 12 jurors voted to convict the 54-year-old Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts after deliberating nine days. He also faces up to five additional years in prison for his previous conviction of lying to the FBI.

The jurors agreed with prosecutors that Blagojevich had tried to sell the Senate in a variety of ways, including an attempt to steer it to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in exchange for $1.5 million in campaign cash promised by Jackson supporters.

After his arrest, Blagojevich called federal prosecutors “cowards and liars.”

In what many saw as embarrassing indignities for a former governor, he sent his wife to the jungle for a reality television show, “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here,” where she had to eat a tarantula. He later showed his own ineptitude at simple office skills before being fired on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

In the second trial, attorneys for the former governor put on a defense — highlighted by a chatty Blagojevich taking the witness stand for seven days to portray himself as a big talker but not a criminal.

Blagojevich seemed to believe he could talk his way out of trouble from the witness stand. Indignant one minute, laughing the next, seemingly in tears once, he endeavored to counteract the blunt, greedy man he appeared to be on FBI wiretaps.

He told jurors his talk on the wiretaps merely displayed his approach to decision-making: to invite a whirlwind of ideas — “good ones, bad ones, stupid ones” — then toss the ill-conceived ones out. To demonstrate the absurdities such brainstorming could generate, he said he once considered appointing himself to the Senate seat so he could travel to Afghanistan and help hunt down Osama bin Laden.

Other times, when a prosecutor read transcripts where Blagojevich seems to speak clearly of trading the Senate seat for a job, Blagojevich told jurors, “I see what I say here, but that’s not what I meant.”
Among the tapes played for jurors was his infamous rant: “I’ve got this thing and it’s f---ing golden, and I’m just not giving it up for f---ing nothing. I’m not gonna do it.”
The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Lawyer indicted--Thought he was above the Law

Here's another example of an attorney who thought he was above the law and ran rough-shot over the lives of others until the NATIONAL INQUIRER printed the truth while the "Lame Stream Media" fell all over this Democratic Presidential Hopeful--signing his praises.

Kelly Gordon Rogers Attorney Dallas has shown similar brazen disrespect for the rule of law and was also indicted.

By , Updated: Friday, June 3, 11:34 AM

Former vice presidential nominee John Edwards was indicted Friday on charges of violating federal election law for allegedly using nearly $1 million in illegal campaign donations to conceal an extramarital affair during his 2008 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The former U.S. senator from North Carolina was charged in a six-count indictment with conspiring to receive the contributions from political donors and using them to hide his mistress, Rielle Hunter, and her pregnancy from the public so his campaign would not be damaged. Edwards lost the nomination to Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, and the affair’s subsequent exposure destroyed Edwards’s once-promising political career.

The indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in North Carolina, says the illegal contributions paid for Hunter’s living and medical expenses, along with travel needed to shield her from reporters. Prosecutors said this violated federal election laws that limit individual contributions to a campaign and require reporting of donations.

“We will not permit candidates for high office to abuse their special ability to access the coffers of their political supporters to circumvent our election laws,’’ said Lanny A. Breuer, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “Our campaign finance system is designed to preserve the integrity of democratic elections — for the presidency and all other elected offices — and we will vigorously pursue abuses of the kind alleged today.”

Lawyers for Edwards were expected to speak to reporters when the former candidate appears in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Friday afternoon. They have indicated they will vigorously fight the charges. Edwards lawyer Gregory B. Craig last week strongly denied any illegal activity by Edwards and accused prosecutors of exaggerating the strength of the allegations.

“John Edwards has done wrong in his life — and he knows it better than anyone — but he did not break the law,” Craig wrote last week. “The Justice Department has wasted millions of dollars and thousands of hours on a matter more appropriately a topic for the Federal Election Commission to consider, not a criminal court.”

In response to the indictment, Craig said Friday that Edwards “will tell the court he is innocent of all charges, and will plead not guilty.” He again denied that Edwards broke the law and said he “will mount a vigorous defense.”

The Edwards legal team on Friday also released statements from his 2008 campaign counsel and a former Federal Election Commission chairman disputing the charges.

“It is my view that . . . these payments would not be considered to be either campaign contributions or campaign expenditures within the meaning of the campaign finance laws,” wrote former FEC chairman Scott E. Thomas.

Echoing what attorneys for Edwards have said, he added: “I believe that the theory on which the government intends to base its prosecution is without precedent in federal election law.”

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Attorney Kelly Gordon Rogers Dallas

Attorney Kelly Gordon Rogers Dallas
                                
The pinnacle of success?


"When you solve a case and you’re working for yourself, there’s always the question of whether your client will pay you or not,” says Kelly. “I was always stressed because of money, or because I had money but no time to enjoy it.”

We never saw him,” says Carrie, referring to herself and their children. “All I could see down the road was the kids and me having plenty of fun, with Kelly always missing from the picture. We wanted to have fun as a whole family.”

Then, a long-time friend showed them the business opportunity powered by Quixtar.

“We trusted these people,” says Carrie. “They listened to us. They showed us a way to get what we wanted, and then they led by example.”


Attorney Kelly Gordon Rogers Dallas-- Working Together

Together, Kelly and Carrie began building their business. Was it all clear sailing from day one? Far from it.

“We were so excited and wanted things quickly, but we’d never worked together as a team. At first, we’d come home from meetings and argue about things,” remembers Carrie.

“I’d think she was attacking me when she made suggestions,” says Kelly. “We had to learn how to communicate better. There were a lot of 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. mornings, hashing things out.”

There are always challenges along the way, and one of their biggest was “staying focused,” as Carrie puts it, especially with young children.

“The first year we were in business, Carrie found a lump in her throat. “We discovered she had thyroid cancer. We had to keep moving even though there were two surgeries and the treatment to go through,” recalls Kelly. “Then we got pregnant, which was a real blessing – and, more responsibility.”

“You just have to learn to juggle your family obligations with the business opportunity,” says Carrie. “Lots of women stress out trying to work the business and keep a perfect house, etc.”

Instead, Carrie suggests leaving behind the small stuff. “Will it really matter, long term, if your house isn’t completely pulled together?” she asks. “There are more important questions to ask yourself: Are you happy with your life? Are you spending quality time with your family? Those are the priorities. Your house can wait.”

So their house is still in need of some remodeling. “We reached one goal, and that was to make our future more secure. Our next is to finish making our house what we want it to be,” says Carrie. “That’s my approach with this business: I’d rather work really hard now, so I can play later.”
Along the way, Kelly and Carrie discovered that this business is about having your life under your control. “It’s not about us and our goals,” says Kelly. “It’s about other people and their goals. As you help other people attain their goals, you’ll naturally achieve the ones you’ve set for yourself, too.”
As for Kelly, he’s a much happier man these days. “I’ve found that practicing law is the exact opposite of the Quixtar opportunity. In law, you win by intimidation. In this business, you win by making friends.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Subpoena Issued- Kelly Gordon Rogers Attorney Dallas Case

It's time to DANCE!

The State of Texas began to serve it's Subpoenas yesterday in it's case against Kelly Gordon Rogers, an attorney from Dallas, Texas. These Subpoena's are being issued in advance of the August 15th, 2011 trial set for 9:00 am.

This court case has been a long time coming. When they say; "The wheels of justice turn slowly"...they were not kidding. The State of Texas indicted Kelly Gordon Rogers Attorney Dallas back on July 30th, 2009. He was arrested, booked and a mug shot taken on August 14th, 2009.

In the State of Texas case 380-81600-09, the State alleges that Kelly Gordon Rogers Attorney Dallas committed a Felony 1 around March of 2005 when he removed over $400,000 of revenue from a private corporation and used the money to purchased personal property such as a swimming pool, etc.

The pretrial conference is scheduled for August 10 @ 9:00 am.  

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kelly G Rogers Trial delayed due to non-payment of defense lawyer

Defense Lawyer Withdraws  

The start of the trial in State of Texas v Kelly G Rogers has been delayed to August 15, 2011. Apparently Mr. Rogers had failed to pay his defense lawyer  (John Charles Hardin) and so that lawyer withdrew from the case. Needing more time to prepare, the trial was rescheduled to August 10 @ 9:00 am for the pre-trial and August 15th @ 9:00am for the Jury trial.

Friday, March 18, 2011

LAWYER Kelly Rogers Trial Scheduled for April 18.

Kelly G Rogers Trial Scheduled April 18

The Jury Trial of KELLY G ROGERS is scheduled for April 18th, according to the Collin County website. If you go to the site, enter Kelly G Rogers, the case 3808160009 is on the second page, second from the bottom.

If all all goes according to the schedule on the site, the pre-trial conference is schedules for 8:30 am the morning of April 13th, 2011 with the trial starting five days later. The indictment is the result of the State of Texas claims that Kelly G Rogers had removed over $400,000 from an oil and gas company and used the money for his own personal use. 

A link to the original indictment can be found by clicking on KELLY G ROGERS.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rio Grande Coal Mine, LLC v Kelly Rogers, Carrie Rogers Re-opened

Rio Grande Coal Mine Lawsuit reopened against 
Kelly G Rogers and  Carrie S Rogers

According to the Collin County website, the case 219-02195-2008 has been reopened. Rio Grande Coal Mine, LLC, Kent Loehrke, Raul Sanchez, Peggy Wade, Eric Wade, Tom Haas, Christian Litscher vs. Kelly G Rogers, Carrie S Rogers.

The original lawsuit was filed on July 28th, 2008 and the plaintiff's filed a First Amend Status Report & Req Special Jury Trial Setting. However, in the middle of all this, Rogers filed bankruptcy on July 27th, 2010 and the entire process was placed on hold with an automatic stay. The bankruptcy judge approved the Kelly G Rogers Chapter 11 reorganization on May 24th, 2010 but Rogers failed to meet the terms of his agreement and the status of the bankruptcy was changed to Chapter 7. Carrie Rogers was not included in the bankruptcy filing.

On September 7th, 2010, the Bank of Texas foreclosed on the Rogers home at 8 Riva Ridge, Frisco, TX and kicked the Rogers out of the home. They now rent a home located right by Rogers old partner, Richard Weyand, in the same Frisco neighborhood as the old home.

After all this turmoil, the Collin County website would indicate these cases have been given the green light to move forward.

Carrie Rogers sued by Bradley Dean

CARRIE S ROGERS SUED BY BRADLEY DEAN

On February 3rd, 2010, case 366-00485-2010; (enter Kelly Rogers and find Febraury 3, 2010 lawsuit) Bradley Dean v. Land And Mineral Corporation, Carrie Rogers.

Attorney representing Carrie Rogers is Kelly G Rogers. Attorney for the plaintiff Bradley Dean is Richard L. Arnold. Case type is listed as
CV - Civil Old - Accounts, Contracts, Notes.

Interesting notes: on April 20th, 2010 filed a motion to to Disqualify Attorney; on June 10, 2010 Recusal by Court, file sent to administrative Judge for reassignment; on June 11th- Transferred to the 366th; on July 16th Defendant's Carrie Roger's Brief In Opposition To Plaintiff's Motion To Disqualify; on October 14th- Defendant Carrie Rogers' Motion to Reconsider Order Disqualifying Counsel; on November 4th (The day Kelly Rogers jury trial was scheduled to start in State of Texas v Kelly G Rogers- Defendant Land and Mineral Corporation's Motion for Summary Judgment and Order Denied.

The case is still active and more details will be reported when available.

Citi Bank sues Carrie Rogers

CITI BANK SUES CARRIE ROGERS


Carrie S. Rogers, wife of indicted Kelly G Rogers, has been sued--again. The Rogers are residents of Frisco Texas. Evicted from their home due to Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they now live kiddie corner from their old partner, Richard Weyand.

The lawsuit; Citibank ( South Dakota) NA Vs. Carrie S Rogers, case 199-04132-2010, filed on 10/05/2010. Case involves Consumer and Commercial Debt. Defending Carrie Rogers is Michael A Moss is at the Office of The General Counsel, 1301 Young Street, Suite A702, Dallas, TX 75202 214-767-6943.

On December 10th, 2010 the order granting a new Trial REOPEN - OCA was posted to the case history. We don't have a copy of the specific lawsuit but will provide details when we get a copy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kelly G Rogers--total disrespect for the rule of law

What does Barack Obama and Kelly G Rogers have in common? OK, OK, stop laughing for a moment because we want to make a serious point here.

Both think they are the "Chosen one"? No. Both think they're the Messiah? No. Both have been indicted by a grand jury? No, not yet. Give up?

The answer, based on the evidence we've managed to accumulate; both share a total disrespect for the rule of law! I think you could call it arrogance.

Arrogance is the attitude that the rules don't apply to you, just everyone else. Arrogant people like Obama and Rogers seem to take advantage of every situation. They know the law, therefore, know where it starts and stops--and know the gray areas. They walk right up to the line, urinate on it and continue right over it because the law only applies to the "Little People" and not to them.

Similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean whereby the "code" was more like a guideline that a hard-fast rule. Same attitude with these two. As a matter of fact, the American people and those who know Kelly G Rogers of Frisco, TX know exactly what I'm talking about. These two will simply not be bothered by these petty rules.

To illustrate the point, just take a look at the attached page outlining the infractions of Kelly G Rogers of Dallas. Located on the Collin County site, this recap is just dandy. Once you enter Kelly Roger and hit enter, an entire page of violations and lawsuits appear. I counted,  20 entries credited to his arrogance. How many do you count? And how many do you have? I'll bet its no where near 20? Why so many? Arrogance.

Go ahead, put the names of some friends in and see if they come up. I entered a few names I know and the most I could find was ONE --and that was another lawyer here in Dallas. But TWENTY?

Total disrespect for the rule of law. And as such, its not hard to understand why so many stood up and cheered when the Rogers lost their home to foreclosure and were forced to move. A small amount of payback for the time being. Happy New Year.