“[W]e will examine our options in the next few weeks and try to make the best choice for Mr. Rogers and his family,” Nolte said. “Mr. Rogers would only like to express his disappointment in the verdict and sentence while also conveying his regrets to all harmed by his actions.”
Rogers, who is currently sitting in the Collin County Jail, is still listed with the state as eligible to practice law, but probably not for long. Texas State Bar spokeswoman Claire Mock said that compulsory discipline proceedings typically are initiated against lawyers convicted of felony charges immediately after they are sentenced".
If they had consolidated all the charges, then the docket entries would show all the details of the trial;
***WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH UPDATE- 20 YEARS!
Helpful Comment #1 Anonymous said
When we did start, there were no opening comments, the state swore in about 6 witnesses, 5 men and a woman, all appeared to be in their 60s to 70s. One at a time they told their story about how Rogers got them involved, and then they were shown the previous SEC lawsuits where Rogers was fined by the SEC for $150,000+. They got back a small fraction of what they invested, and even those gains were eaten up when they took the Falcon company back from Rogers, and had to pay the lawyers and other fees. When asked if they would have invested with Rogers if they had known about these lawsuits, they said no or probably not. Interesting, 2 offered unsolicited irregularities, one of them said it was "bizarre" how Rogers hand delivered him a check and didn't give one to his next door neighbor, also an investor. Another made a comment how it was "just a check," with no summary of how much the others received for their part of the investment, as he was expecting to see."
Although I wished I had been there for the decision, I would have much rather missed a guilty decision than been on time for a not guilty decision. One less dirt bag on the streets. I'll try to make next Tuesday's hearing".
In a show of massive arrogance, Attorney Kelly G Rogers asked for some goodies at the Pre-Trial hearing today.
First, they filed a motion for a Continuance. Like they haven't had enough time to prepare since his July 2009 indictment?
In Kelly Rogers' mind, you getting screwed out of your investment should only result in a simple slap on the wrist and court supervision, like nothing ever happened! Just like his agreed settlement with the SEC, right?
He really must think he's going to beat this or get sympathy from the jury and get a lesser sentence than what the prosecutors are asking. Only time will tell. If your a former investor, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts?