Thursday, February 16, 2012

Trial of Indicted Lawyer Kelly G Rogers Delayed to June 25th of 2012.

In an interesting turn of events, the Jury trial of indicted Lawyer Kelly G Rogers has been rescheduled for June 25th of 2012. The Pre Trial is scheduled for June 21st. The criminal case number is 3808160009.

The interesting point of all this is not the rescheduling (for the 11th time) but the additional information posted to the Collin County Website. On February 6th, 2012 a host of additional entries we're added. In case you're have trouble logging onto the Collin County site, here's our assessment. 

It appears the evidence is starting to piling in. Hurray!! How much evidence exists of Rogers bad behavior? Well, we suspect those individuals who've been subpoenaed to testify will have some significant information to offer. However, our guess is these Affidavits provide even more insights.

And when you consider Kelly and Carrie Rogers are now BACK in their HOME....he'll need to do even more investment deals to pay the $40,000 in property taxes due on 8 Riva Ridge in Frisco.

How does a guy lose his house to foreclosure, then move back in after on September 7th, 2010 the substitute trustee assigned to the Kelly G Rogers Bankruptcy, David Garvin, submitted a statement;

"AND, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the Indebtedness and Bank of Texas, N.A., the holder of the Indebtedness, has since the said default demanded and requested the Trustee to sell the Property in accordance with the provisions of the Deed of Trust, for the purpose of paying the Indebtedness". 

Action was taken on September 7th, 2010 and the Bank of Texas paid the sum of $1,400,000 to get the house from the Trustee.

So where did Kelly G Rogers get the $1,400,000 to purchase the house on January 17th, 2012? 

  1.  Notice of Filing of Business Records Pursuant to Rule 902(10) Texas Rules of Evidence.
  2.  Affidavit: Bank of America Business Records 51pages.
  3.  Affidavit: Bank of America Business Records 225pages.
  4.  Affidavit: Lion-heart Energy, LLC Business Records 268 pages.
  5.  Affidavit: Rogers Reno Project- Pool Environments Business Records 45 pages.
  6.  Affidavit: Bank of America Business Records 728 pages.
  7.  Affidavit: Bank of America Business Records 21pages.
  8.  Affidavit: Bank of America Business Records 2 pages.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Collin County District Judge Suzanne Wooten sentenced to 10 years probation

Well, one thing has become obvious. A contributing factor as to why the Rogers case has been delayed 10 times in a row (maybe 11 if the February 20th trial gets delayed) is the dang-gum judge, rightly or wrongly, was indicted, convicted and is no longer a sitting judge for the 360th district court of Texas!

Here, Judge Wooten appears to be sporting a similar white bath robe as worn by the subject of this blog in his mug shot.

By now its old news..yet, here's the story from November 29th, 2011 by by Dan Eakin of Star Local News. 

District Judge Suzanne Wooten was sentenced to 10 years probation and a $10,000 fine Monday after having been convicted last week of bribery and other charges.

She also will be required to perform more than 1,000 hours of community service while on probation.
The jury arrived at 8:30 a.m. Monday, expecting to hear prosecutors the next two days arguing what sentence she should receive, and the defense arguing one day that the sentence should be less than what prosecutors would be asking.

After waiting to be brought into the courtroom, the jury was informed that, over the holidays, the state and defense had reached an agreement on the sentence and the fine.

Visiting District Judge Kerry Russell agreed to the sentence on condition that Wooten would acknowledge her guilt and waive the right to appeal. After Wooten did so, the judge signed the necessary papers for the conviction, sentence, and fine. The jury was then brought into the courtroom, given an explanation and dismissed, with the judge thanking the jurors for their service.

After hearing more than two weeks of testimony, the jury convicted Wooten last week, and the judge had set the sentencing phase to begin Monday morning. With the agreement worked out between the state and the defense, the sentencing phase became unnecessary.

Per the agreement, Wooten was sentenced to 10 years probation on each of eight charges, to run concurrently, including six counts of bribery, conspiring to engage in criminal activity and money laundering. She was sentenced to five years probation for tampering with a government record, also to run concurrently.
Following the signing of the agreement Monday, Wooten's attorney, Peter Schulte, who defended Wooten along with Toby Shook, said, "We are disappointed in the jury's verdict. However, Judge Wooten is ready to move on with her life."

The agreement also makes Wooten immediately cease her duty as the 380th District Court judge. She had been suspended, receiving full pay, while awaiting trial.

The next hurdle Wooten must overcome will likely be a hearing before the state bar on whether she should be disbarred, meaning her license would be taken away and she could no longer legally practice law in Texas.

"The disbarment is not automatic," Schulte said. "She will have the right to be heard." Should she be disbarred, Wooten could still work as a mediator, a paralegal, or in other areas related to the practice of law.

Wooten holds a law degree from St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio.

During the lengthy trial, the state alleged that David and Stacy Cary had funneled six amounts totaling $150,000 into the checking account of James Stephen Spencer, Wooten's campaign manager, to finance Wooten's 2008 campaign as bribes to get Wooten to rule in their favor in a child-parent relations case.

Had Wooten taken the case, which she did not, she would have had to rule on whether David Cary would have been required to pay his ex-wife, Jennifer Cary, more than $400,000 in a divorce settlement.
Harry White, who with Adrienne McFarland prosecuted the Wooten case as members of the Texas Attorney General's staff, promised that he would also bring the Carys and Spencer to trial in relation to the same case.

Stacy Cary is expected to go on trial first, possibly in January. Spencer is expected to be tried next, and David Cary last.