Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kelly Gordon Rogers Gets 20 Years

***TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014 UPDATE***
 
The best story I've read on the case comes from LAW360:
 
"Mitchell R. Nolte of Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose PLLC, who represents Rogers, said Friday that his client intends to appeal the conviction, but noted that Rogers is in negotiations with state prosecutors to resolve six additional criminal charges related to the alleged scam.

“[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".
 
Payback's a bitch, right Kelly Old boy?
 
***FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014 UPDATE***
 
BREAKING NEWS! Good News, Good News, Good News all you Rogers victims.
 
Looks as if former Attorney Kelly G Rogers' troubles aren't over. It would appear the recent trial was for just one count; THEFT OF STOLEN PROPERTY, for the corporate entity FALCON ENERGY. If you're looking on the Collin County site, usually when charges are consolidated into one trial, the details for the trial are listed under all the SEVEN charges. However, that's not the case here. For example, look at the charge for "Money Laundering", the docket entries stop at the pretrial.


If they had consolidated all the charges, then the docket entries would show all the details of the trial;







While it will all be clarified on the Collin County site next week, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEEDURE tells us conclusively that the lack of entries under the other charges indicates the 20 years sentence is only for ONE FELONY CHARGE.

The other question being asked tonight, Is CARRIE ROGERS next? If Der Slick Meister was found guilty of stealing money from investors, then wouldn't Carrie's accepting of $30,000 of dirty money from Kelly make her an accessory to a crime? And wasn't Carrie caught lying under oath (Several times) during the Bradley Dean case? And isn't Carrie now fair game for prosecution since her being excluded from prosecution was part of the plea bargain that Kelly rejected? 

Oh my friends, it's just getting started!   
Helpful Comment #1

"Yes, you are correct. Rogers appears to be heading towards trying each of these cases one by one, which will then create a "stacking" or consecutive sentence. For example, if he received 20 on all 7 cases his sentence would 140 years. Typically in the prior cases, the defendants in the securities cases plead the remaining counts to run concurrent. I thought that he would be doing that, since neither he nor Carrie testified at the trial or sentencing. So this will be a long drawn out process for Rogers if he continues to push Prosecutor Barron. One would think that a below average lawyer like Rogers would be a little smarter than to pull this, since he can't even finish a bankruptcy case and file the appropriate documents. Maybe it's Carrie's strategy, who knows? For those of you that want to believe that Rogers soul is in any way salvageable, it's not! He is an arrogant, indignant sociopath that is going to get hammered over and over if he continues this failed endeavor. Grab some popcorn and a comfortable chair, going to be a long painful process for our resident at 4300 Community Avenue, McKinney, Texas 75071.

***WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH UPDATE- 20 YEARS!
 
Jury Trial continues: Punishment/State's case in chief; 05/28/2014Jury Trial continues: Defense witness taken out of order; State rests on punishment; Defense case in chief; Defense rests (Defendant does not testify). Both close (no rebuttal evidence) . Charge conference. Jury charged; final argument; jury deliberations begin. Verdict: 20 years TDCJI AND a fine of $10,000. Defendant admonished as to appeal rights; Sentence imposed; credit back time.
 
Helpful Comment #1
 
"So Carrie didn't testify? I guess this whole matter was just too much for her and she was rather annoyed by the inconvenience of all this. So Boy Kelly gets a 20 year sentence on one of the cases; Six more to go which will be consecutive or "stacked" if Kelly decides to try each of them one by one. 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections is a rather severe sentence, given Rogers age and the fact that those of that are victims of his will annually remind the parole board, that he should not be paroled prior to his sentence expiration. There is a lot left to this story if Rogers doesn't plead out and from the sounds of what transpired in Court (Rogers not testifying and not testifying at the punishment and sentencing phase) our former Amway Diamond, Attorney extraordinaire and father of the year is going to be taking the hard road and taking his chances on very lengthy consecutive sentences. A 20 year sentence, Kelly never thought it would happen. A long time to ponder what he has done..."
 
Helpful Comment #2
 
"Perhaps Rogers likes Judge Rusch as much as I do - I find the judge to be very entertaining, at least when the jury is not in the courtroom. At least being in court would get him out of his jail cell so he can recover from the soreness on his backside. I doubt Barron would accept a 20 year concurrent sentence for the other charges, he recommended a minimum of 60 years to the jury, and it appears there are going to be 17 total charges, not 7".

***TUESDAY, MAY 27TH UPDATE-SENTENCING DAY***

This portion, the punishment phase, seems to resemble the trial. In fact, this might take all week where the prosecution will have witnesses testify as to the low down, dirty, rotten tricks exhibited by Der Slick Meister. Therefore, the jury will hear all the information before deciding the punishment. Jury Trial continues: Punishment phase begins; witnesses sworn/instructed on the rule; State's case in chief (Dale Barron) begins. Recess until 8:45 am on 5/28/14.

Helpful Comment #1Anonymous Anonymous said
"I don't know the reason for the delay, but the judge said to come back at about 10:30 this morning. In the meantime, the judge made an offhand comment the sentencing phase will take the remainder of the week. In the interim, he was talking with other people in his chambers and doing a few quick hearings in the courtroom. This wrapped up a bit after 10:00, and there were 2 of us sitting in the courtroom. 

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." 
One of them said his son did some research (assuming this was online research) and found the SEC lawsuit. When he asked for an explanation, Rogers indicated that "everything was taken care of" via the coordinator of the investors. One of them also said how "professional" the presentation that Rogers gave was, and how all of his references said what a "great guy he was."
Carrie, the kids, and I believe the people that looked like one set of grandparents were in court as well. Rogers was dressed up in a suit, and there were 3 sheriff's deputies in the courtroom as opposed to the 1 that was there during the trial". 

***SUNDAY, MAY 25TH UPDATE***

A day of rest. Food for thought: Matthew 6:33-34. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

***SATURDAY, MAY 24TH UPDATE***

Kelly Gordon Rogers in Jail. Rogers was processed and spent the night in jail. His new mugshot is a permanent feature of this blog (look on the right). Thanks to our highly educated readers, we now know he was convicted on case 380-81036-2012 "Theft of Stolen Property" and will face his penalty on Tuesday, May 27th at 9:00 am. We also know the other charges will sorted out either by way of a plea bargain, OR the State will go to trial on each individual charge. That's up to Rogers on Tuesday. Either way, he's going away for a long time. Several victims will make appearances in court to speak to the bad character of Kelly Rogers before sentencing. Please, someone MUST be in that courtroom to take notes for the readers. Again, thanks to a reader;

"Our favorite local miscreant and recently convicted lawyer, Kelly Gordon Rogers, is now residing in pod 3A, Cell 32, Bunk 1. This is the classification pod, so Rogers will get up at roughly 3 am on Tuesday morning, the 27th of May, 2014 and begin his long arduous process to court, for what is believed to be the beginning of his mammoth sentence. Rogers will sit for hours in a holding cell, shackled at the ankles, with a fashionable belly chain and handcuffs, awaiting his transport to Court. Will Carrie be rushing down to the jail to bring Rogers a change of clothes for his sentencing? After Rogers receives his much deserved sentence, he will then again wait hours for the "jail chain" van to bring the inmates back to the jail. I'm sure from the looks of his current mugshot, the smirk, the arrogance and defiance is evaporating. Rogers gets to be in a tiny cell with another inmate while he awaits the outcome of his 6 other cases, or his transport to TDCJ. The rest of his life is in front of him, maybe now he wonders, if all the lies, scamming, cheating, stealing and manipulation was worth this?"

Helpful Comment #1: (May 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm)

"Just an update on Kelly Rogers current accommodations. Since the jury came back in light speed with a conviction and it being a holiday weekend, Rogers spent the night in a plastic chair in the 'book in'. He will stay in the 'book in' according to the sheriff's department, at least until this evening. If he had been convicted on a regular business day, he would have spent the night in jail and then immediately brought to Court the next morning. However, since the jury had enough time to file out and go into the deliberation room, pull their chairs out, vote GUILTY, push their chairs back in, file back into the courtroom and render their verdict early Friday, Rogers gets to stay in 'book in for an inordinate amount of time. How fitting. I also noticed in the jail records, Rogers still lists the house at 18 Stonebriar Way as his residence. I'm sure this will be made very clear to the jury by the State amongst the plethora of other matters that the State will present in the punishment phase. The utter audacity of both Kelly and Carrie Rogers to continue the facade on other people's hard earned money is utterly astounding to me. I also noticed on Rogers visitation list he put Fred Sewell. Is Fred that delusional? Carrie will blame it on everyone else and the "plot" to destroy her family, when in reality she was just as culpable and complicit as Kelly Rogers in these fraudulent transactions".

 Helpful Comment #2:  (May 24, 2014 at 10:27 am)

"Just to add some clarification on the case information. Rogers was convicted of one of the indictments. What will more than likely happen is that when Rogers is given a significant sentence then the State will either offer to plea the others and run the sentences concurrently. If Rogers elects to be indignant and try the other six cases, then the State would try them and "stack" them or run them consecutively. If Rogers received a sentence of 10 years, (highly, highly unlikely) then he could post appeal bonds on the sentence. However that is not likely to happen since the State would have six more chances for a large sentence and also the extraneous offenses. So on Tuesday when Rogers receives an enormous sentence of over 50 years or more (as I suspect) then he will either plea the other 6 out or remain indignant and force the State to try the others. Either way, Rogers is cooked and maybe reality finally set in that it is OVER!!"

Helpful Comment #3 (May 24th at 11:30 am)

"If you look at the past convictions of The State Securities Board prosecuting through the Collin County District Attorney's Office, those who went to trial ( Karen Bowie, William Seelye and others) all were given 80 years to life on the first conviction, first charge. This charge carries 5 to 99 and when the State really let's loose in the punishment phase and adds the extraneous charges, Rogers will get a minimum of 50, guaranteed. Add the fact (unlike the other crooks) he at the time was a lawyer and Rogers' sentence will surpass the others. And if he pushes it, Rogers will come out with more than likely hundreds of years in consecutive sentences. If Rogers thinks in his warped mind that he will fair better on appeal, that will never happen. The 5th District in Dallas doesn't overturn convictions. What is a guarantee is that somewhere down the road, Rogers will blame this on his current attorney's and argue ineffective assistance of counsel, which will not work either. Rogers doesn't have a play anymore, this part is over,. Justice was served in the penal system, the investors, friends and others he financially raped will still never be made whole. At least Rogers' is in the process of getting what he deserved. You know what they say about KARMA!"


***FRIDAY, MAY 23RD UPDATE***

GUILTY AS CHARGED! Jury Trial continues; Charged conference; jury charge read; Final Arguments; Verdict: GUILTY AS CHARGED. (THEFT OVER $200,000>). D'S BOND DISCHARGED; Defendant ORDERED into custody; Case recessed to 05/27/14 2 9:00 a.m.

One account: "I walked into court this morning, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Nothing was happening yet, and there were a lot of extra people in the courtroom for other cases. Standing right in front of me is Kelly and Carrie, and as I sit down, he says, "There's Mr. Anonymous." I finished sitting down and then stared straight at them, and they walked away.

Eventually, the judge showed up around 9:30, and told everyone who wasn't connected to Rogers' case that they can leave and enjoy the wonderful sausage biscuits in the downstairs restaurant, that the court would be busy until at least 10:30 and probably a couple of hours more.

With that, about 2/3 of the audience left, and I saw Rogers' wife with 2 teenagers, they looked like their daughter and son. Also sitting next to them was an older couple, probably one set of the grandparents.

The judge was held up because his word processor was acting up when finishing up the jury instructions - he said when he changed one letter, it repeated entire paragraphs, so it took at least 4 drafts to get it right. He then negotiated that each side got 30 minutes of closing comments, and the state took the first 15 minutes, the defense had the next 30, and the state wrapped up the last 15 minutes. He also mentioned it was the first day this week the air conditioning was working, and it was the first day the PowerPoint illustrations on a flat screened worked correctly. It was a good review of the week's activities, without all of the details and witness testimony.

Basically, the defense made the argument that Rogers didn't make the oil deals because he didn't find any good deals, but the state countered that he took large chunks of money into his own accounts the same day he collected it from his "investors," and used it for remodeling his house, spare cash, etc.

Now it's in the jury's hands".

JURY OUT. DELIBERATING. STAY TUNE.

Later.......

"I returned about 4:00 pm, wanted to get there about 3:30, but heavy traffic construction slowed me down. I went into the courtroom, and it was empty. I waited around until about 4:30 and decided to peak in before I left. The bailiff was there this time, and I asked him if the jury was still deliberating. He said no. I asked what they decided and he said "guilty."

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".


***THURSDAY, MAY 22ND UPDATE***

Jury Trial continues. State's concludes its case and State rests. Defense submits motion directed Verdict. Denied. Defense case is presented by Mitchell R Nolte. Defense rests (Don't blink or you missed it). Defendant Kelly G Rogers does not testify. Jury recessed. Charged conference. (With both the State and Defendant having presented it's case, this should go to the jury tomorrow. I can't imagine this jury wanting to come back AFTER Memorial day so this could be a very quick verdict. This "Charged Conference" could be a discussion over the last change for the Defendant to accept a plea bargain).

***WEDNESDAY, MAY 21ST UPDATE***

Jury Trial continues as the State and Dale Barron presents it's case. Proceedings will go all day. End of Day 2. Recessed to 05/22/14 at 8:30 am.
  
***TUESDAY, MAY 20TH UPDATE***

Jury Trial begins. The State presents it's indictments and Kelly G Rogers enters a pleas of NOT GUILTY. LOL! State prosecutors make their opening statements, followed by the defense. A Hearing on the admissibility of the video deposition of William James Weaver Jr. A ruling is issued, although we do not know the outcome of that ruling. A juror is excused (must have read the Kelly G Rogers Report) The State begins to present it's case. End of day 1. Recessed to 05/21/14 at 8:30 am.

***MONDAY, MAY 19TH UPDATE***

Jury Selection all day.  Went to the courthouse a little past 4:30 today. There were about 50 people standing in the hall next to the courtroom, nobody inside. The 50 people were probably the jury pool waiting for the judge to decide which questions are okay, and which ones aren't, he was probably talking to both sides of lawyers in his chambers.

Jury Trial scheduled for May 20th at 8:30 am. Parties present and ready.  Defendant arraigned; plea of NOT GUILTY entered.  Jury selected, sworn in and instructed. Recess to 05/20/14 @ 8:30 am.

***FRIDAY, MAY 16th UPDATE***

The pretrial hearing was a riot, here’s a summary of the morning:

1.      I show up about 8:45 for the 9:00 scheduled hearing, nobody from the defense is there.

2.      At about 8:55, I go into the courtroom, Rogers shows up. For several minutes, it’s only me, him, and the judge’s court reporter in the courtroom.  The prosecution was meeting in a back/side room.  The Sheriff deputy/bailiff asks me what case I’m there for; I tell him I am an observer.

3.      One of Rogers’ two lawyers is late, he finally shows up at 9:45.

4.   The judge asks the other Rogers’ lawyer if he can cover the issues to be discussed, and he declines, saying he wants the other guy to present the issues he was working on, and also wants the other guy present when he presents his own issues.  They talk about the proposed jury questionnaire briefly, it was clear the judge thinks questionnaires are a waste of time.  At about 9:30, the judge leaves to go to his chambers.

5.      While the judge is gone, one of Rogers’ lawyers goes up to the judge’s desk to check that he has a particular, late-breaking document in his file (and found that it was there), and somebody mentioned if he would like to be a judge, but he says he couldn’t be a judge, he has too many skeletons in his closet.  Also, the sheriff deputy/bailiff makes a comment to somebody that he can’t wait to be reassigned, I assume to a more interesting position, such as on the street, instead of a courtroom circus act.

6.   Judge finally shows up at 10:30, apparently he was seeing a couple of other lawyers in his chambers.  Make me wait for you, and you can wait for me!

7.      Rogers’ lawyers try for a continuance (delay to start the trial), as apparently the state filed another charge just two days previously, and the defense claimed they need more time to address it.  The judge asks the state what the total count of offenses is, the judge thought it was at least 8-9, and perhaps around a dozen, and the state lawyer didn’t know, and starts looking through his files.  One of Rogers’ lawyers says the new charge brings the count to 17.  The judge says, “Aren’t 13-14 charges enough?” I am sitting a bit to the judge’s right side, behind and to the left of the 2 sets of lawyers and Rogers, the lawyers are in the center of the room looking towards the corner where the judge is located.  The judge looks straight at me for my reaction, I smile broadly.  The judge obviously is cracking a joke like a comedian, waiting for the “crowd” reaction, except we are in a setting where it’s not good form to laugh out loud, but I was laughing inside. This happened 2-3 more times during the hearing, I felt like I was in a very small audience for a stand up comic.  The state attorney stated all of the new charges were discovered during various depositions and other fact-finding activities. The judge denies the continuance.

8.      The judge asked the state lawyer how long he thought the trial would last, and he stated he thinks it should be over by the end of next week, before the Memorial Day holiday.  The judge was dubious, and asked the defense for their estimate.  The defense thought they would need about a day for the 4-5 witnesses they had, and the judge said it would probably take at least another day for cross examination, and everybody agreed.  The judge said, “Nothing in the history of this lawsuit has been quick.”  They eventually agreed the trial would take 2-3 weeks.

9.      State asked about whether they would go for a “significant” time at sentencing. The judge said “significant” means 50+ years to him, and the state lawyer said they are on the same page.  The defense said they would go for probation/community service if convicted, as it would be Rogers’ first felony. These lawyers definitely have some huge gazambas.  I got the feeling Rogers’ lawyers won’t put up much of a defense against him being guilty, but the fact that Rogers is a “first timer” felony offender.

10.   There was some discussion about Brady and his progeny (I didn’t know what they were talking about, and looked it up when I got back, it refers to a Supreme Court case where the prosecution didn’t turn over evidence favorable to the defendant, which was found to be illegal). The state lawyer said that shouldn’t be an issue, then one of Rogers’ lawyers agreed, saying they have provided “a truckload” of documents.  When the judge asked if he meant that literally, he said, yes, if the documents had been paper, they would have filled up a truck.  But most of them were electronic, and wouldn’t fit on a DVD when he wanted to share them with the other lawyer, and he had to buy a new, larger thumb-drive to give him a copy of everything. I’m sure Rogers squirmed in his chair when hearing this, as this could not, in any way, be considered favorable to his position of innocence.

11.   The proposed questionnaire came up, and was opposed by the state lawyer. The judge mocked a few of the questions, such as dealing with which TV programs the prospective jurors watch, and then rejected using a questionnaire.  Apparently a higher Texas court has also discouraged using questionnaires, so the judge appears to be on firm ground on this issue.

12.   The defense was concerned about having enough of a jury pool when the jury selection starts next Monday, May 19, 2014, based on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the media coverage, Rogers’ local “political and social” status, making him more well-known than other scammers, and the Kelly Rogers blog! The judge agreed to have a few extra jurors in the pool to compensate for people who may have vacation/travel plans, but didn’t care about the other issues, as he covers them in his jury instructions. The judge decided to go with 60 prospective jurors, instead of the normal 52-54 pool size, and include two alternate jurors.  The judge said maybe they will get lucky with a bunch of school teachers who aren’t going anywhere (and I assumed would LOVE to get a chance to get out of teaching for a couple of weeks. 

***May 16 ORIGINAL STORY***

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?

And how about the Defendant's application for supervision and probation? That's right, probation!

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?


83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Asking for probation is his lawyers doing their job. They have a weak hand, but are playing it the best they can.

The pretrial hearing was a riot, here’s a summary of the morning:

1. I show up about 8:45 for the 9:00 scheduled hearing, nobody from the defense is there.

2. At about 8:55, I go into the courtroom, Rogers shows up. For several minutes, it’s only me, him, and the judge’s court reporter in the courtroom. The prosecution was meeting in a back/side room. The Sheriff deputy/bailiff asks me what case I’m there for; I tell him I am an observer.

3. One of Rogers’ two lawyers is late, he finally shows up at 9:45.

4. The judge asks the other Rogers’ lawyer if he can cover the issues to be discussed, and he declines, saying he wants the other guy to present the issues he was working on, and also wants the other guy present when he presents his own issues. They talk about the proposed jury questionnaire briefly, it was clear the judge thinks questionnaires are a waste of time. At about 9:30, the judge leaves to go to his chambers.

5. While the judge is gone, one of Rogers’ lawyers goes up to the judge’s desk to check that he has a particular, late-breaking document in his file (and found that it was there), and somebody mentioned if he would like to be a judge, but he says he couldn’t be a judge, he has too many skeletons in his closet. Also, the sheriff deputy/bailiff makes a comment to somebody that he can’t wait to be reassigned, I assume to a more interesting position, such as on the street, instead of a courtroom circus act.

6. Judge finally shows up at 10:30, apparently he was seeing a couple of other lawyers in his chambers. Make me wait for you, and you can wait for me!

7. Rogers’ lawyers try for a continuance (delay to start the trial), as apparently the state filed another charge just two days previously, and the defense claimed they need more time to address it. The judge asks the state what the total count of offenses is, the judge thought it was at least 8-9, and perhaps around a dozen, and the state lawyer didn’t know, and starts looking through his files. One of Rogers’ lawyers says the new charge brings the count to 17. The judge says, “Aren’t 13-14 charges enough?” I am sitting a bit to the judge’s right side, behind and to the left of the 2 sets of lawyers and Rogers, the lawyers are in the center of the room looking towards the corner where the judge is located. The judge looks straight at me for my reaction, I smile broadly. The judge obviously is cracking a joke like a comedian, waiting for the “crowd” reaction, except we are in a setting where it’s not good form to laugh out loud, but I was laughing inside. This happened 2-3 more times during the hearing, I felt like I was in a very small audience for a standup comic. The state attorney stated all of the new charges were discovered during various depositions and other fact-finding activities. The judge denies the continuance.

Anonymous said...

8. The judge asked the state lawyer how long he thought the trial would last, and he stated he thinks it should be over by the end of next week, before the Memorial Day holiday. The judge was dubious, and asked the defense for their estimate. The defense thought they would need about a day for the 4-5 witnesses they had, and the judge said it would probably take at least another day for cross examination, and everybody agreed. The judge said, “Nothing in the history of this lawsuit has been quick.” They eventually agreed the trial would take 2-3 weeks.

9. State asked about whether they would go for a “significant” time at sentencing. The judge said “significant” means 50+ years to him, and the state lawyer said they are on the same page. The defense said they would go for probation/community service if convicted, as it would be Rogers’ first felony. These lawyers definitely have some huge gazambas. I got the feeling Rogers’ lawyers won’t put up much of a defense against him being guilty, but the fact that Rogers is a “first timer” felony offender.

10. There was some discussion about Brady and his progeny (I didn’t know what they were talking about, and looked it up when I got back, it refers to a Supreme Court case where the prosecution didn’t turn over evidence favorable to the defendant, which was found to be illegal). The state lawyer said that shouldn’t be an issue, then one of Rogers’ lawyers agreed, saying they have provided “a truckload” of documents. When the judge asked if he meant that literally, he said, yes, if the documents had been paper, they would have filled up a truck. But most of them were electronic, and wouldn’t fit on a DVD when he wanted to share them with the other lawyer, and he had to buy a new, larger thumb-drive to give him a copy of everything. I’m sure Rogers squirmed in his chair when hearing this, as this could not, in any way, be considered favorable to his position of innocence.

11. The proposed questionnaire came up, and was opposed by the state lawyer. The judge mocked a few of the questions, such as dealing with which TV programs the prospective jurors watch, and then rejected using a questionnaire. Apparently a higher Texas court has also discouraged using questionnaires, so the judge appears to be on firm ground on this issue.

12. The defense was concerned about having enough of a jury pool when the jury selection starts next Monday, May 19, 2014, based on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the media coverage, Rogers’ local “political and social” status, making him more well-known than other scammers, and the Kelly Rogers blog! The judge agreed to have a few extra jurors in the pool to compensate for people who may have vacation/travel plans, but didn’t care about the other issues, as he covers them in his jury instructions. The judge decided to go with 60 prospective jurors, instead of the normal 52-54 pool size, and include two alternate jurors. The judge said maybe they will get lucky with a bunch of school teachers who aren’t going anywhere (and I assumed would LOVE to get a chance to get out of teaching for a couple of weeks.

I'll probably try to go back Monday afternoon, hopefully they will be about done with jury selection by then.

Anonymous said...

Anne, thanks for all the hard work on this site all these years. It has been a God send.

Anonymous said...

Another Attorney to be on the watch for....Andrew Jarrod Aldinger just pleaded guilty to the offense of Driving While Intoxicated in The Collin County Criminal Court. Aldinger received a 120 day jail sentence and 9 months of probation. Aldinger is a personal injury attorney, kind of like Kelly Rogers being an investment advisor! Maybe when Kelly hits the Collin County Detention Facility awaiting his transfer to TDCJ, Kelly and Derek Nelson and the other scammers can give the inmates all of their stock tips and investment advice for bags of coffee. Stay from Andrew Jarrod Aldinger, or at least dint drink around him.. Good job to Collin County District Attorneys Office for not giving Aldinger a slap on the wrist. People die each day from drunk driving it is comforting to know that Greg Willis didn't cut Aldinger a break. Aldinger's mug shot is available on line.

Anonymous said...

I have a question for my friend at the courtroom. Was the infamous Mrs. Rogers there to support her beloving husband or was she hiding somewhere?

Anonymous said...

I don't know an awful lot about this case, but I do know I feel bad for their three kids

Anonymous said...

psychopath:

" a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral behavior, lack of ability to establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, and failure to learn from experience".



Anonymous said...

I didn't see Mrs. Rogers, I assume she has spent enough time at the courthouse for her own issues to last a lifetime.

Anonymous said...

If the kids were smart, they would change their last names and start their identities/lives from scratch.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Rogers seems to be absent. Maybe she's having another Cankle surgery, tummy tuck, breast surgery and more ribs removed to slim her waist. I wonder which investor paid for that?

Anonymous said...

I'm quite sure I paid for some of that knowing the timing. I suppose it's time for cankle maintenance, hence the new investment opportunities Rogers was pitching. He's got to pay for that somehow.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the opening statements consisted of? Or the nature of the information the state is presenting?

Anonymous said...

If you read the attached indictment, I'm sure they're showing where the money each investor went in this "Shell Game". Sir, what did you think you had invested in? Oil and gas contracts. OK, here's where your money ended up....
http://www.ssb.state.tx.us/Enforcement/legalactions/Rogers_indict.pdf

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to know what the defense opening statements were as well.

Anonymous said...

What were the arguments of innocence the defense lawyer presented?

Anonymous said...

Carrie and Kelly Rogers both deserve to be behind bars for the rest of their lives. The lies, deception and fraud has left scars on so many of us. We thought we were friends but friends don't treat friends this way. We have known them for 30 plus years....yes, 30 plus years, I am sorry to say. They have caused devastation to individuals, marriages, families. And there has been no remorse or repentance whatsoever for their actions. Again, I say that Carrie and Kelly Rogers both deserve to be behind bars for the rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

I walked into court this morning, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Nothing was happening yet, and there were a lot of extra people in the courtroom for other cases. Standing right in front of me is Kelly and Carrie, and as I sit down, he says, "There's Mr. Anonymous." I finished sitting down and then stared straight at them, and they walked away. Eventually, the judge showed up around 9:30, and told everyone who wasn't connected to Rogers' case that they can leave and enjoy the wonderful sausage biscuits in the downstairs restaurant, that the court would be busy until at least 10:30 and probably a couple of hours more. With that, about 2/3 of the audience left, and I saw Rogers' wife with 2 teenagers, they looked like their daughter and son. Also sitting next to them was an older couple, probably one set of the grandparents. The judge was held up because his word processor was acting up when finishing up the jury instructions - he said when he changed one letter, it repeated entire paragraphs, so it took at least 4 drafts to get it right. He then negotiated that each side got 30 minutes of closing comments, and the state took the first 15 minutes, the defense had the next 30, and the state wrapped up the last 15 minutes. He also mentioned it was the first day this week the air conditioning was working, and it was the first day the PowerPoint illustrations on a flat screened worked correctly. It was a good review of the week's activities, without all of the details and witness testimony. Basically, the defense made the argument that Rogers didn't make the oil deals because he didn't find any good deals, but the state countered that he took large chunks of money into his own accounts the same day he collected it from his "investors," and used it for remodeling his house, spare cash, etc. Now it's in the jury's hands.

PlanoPatriot said...

He is being sentenced by the jury, not the judge. This was probably smart on his part as I think the judge would have hammered him, possibly he would have spent the better part of the rest of his life in prison.

I suspect the jury will give him 7-10 and he will actually serve 20-30% of that behind bars before being released.

So 2-3 years actual time, then out on parole most likely.

Anonymous said...

I returned about 4:00 pm, wanted to get there about 3:30, but heavy traffic/construction slowed me down. I went into the courtroom, and it was empty. I waited around until about 4:30 and decided to peak in before I left. The bailiff was there this time, and I asked him if the jury was still deliberating. He said no. I asked what they decided and he said "guilty."

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 dirtbag on the streets. I'll try to make next Tuesday's hearing.

Anonymous said...

P.S., you can stop the clock. Rogers won't need one where he's going - every day and night is scheduled for him. LOL

Anonymous said...

Don't bet on a short sentence, the state is going to nail him with ALL KINDS of information that was not heard in court this week, such as his SEC problems, other charges that were known but not a part of this lawsuit, because it probably would have delayed the trial if introduced, etc. Plus, the very short sentence means the jury probably thinks he is the dirtbag the rest of us know him to be.

Anonymous said...

Anyone local want to get together for a beer later?

Anonymous said...

This is to "Plano Patriot". If you think in anyway that a jury is going to come back with a 7 year sentence, then I will show you the unicorn I just found in my backyard! This is only one of the 7 indictments not to mention it doesn't even account for the additional extraneous offenses that will be introduced at the punishment phase. Are you wishing for a seven year sentence? William Seelye was accused of stealing around only 400,000.00 and received life, yes LIFE. Rogers is an unlikeable, pompous prick, that will not gain any sympathy from a jury. Rogers will get 50 years if he is lucky. My belief is that he gets life. As far as parole, parole in Texas is no longer mandatory, victims can protest the release of an offender, in fact anyone can protest the release of an offender. The protest letters on Rogers might break a record. If and when Rogers is sentenced to 25 years or over, he will spend days on suicide watch, in a green smock with no clothes, nothing. He will await up to 90 days for his transfer to TDCJ and experience the type of humiliation he deserves. His head will be shaved, he will be stripped naked, get a chance to ride handcuffed to another convict, on a loud clanky metal bus, like something out of Mad Max, without air conditioning, in the middle of the Texas heat. He will more than likely go to a violent maximum security unit; TDCJ doesn't have "white collar" units. When you make a comment, make a realistic and correct one, unless you are a member of the Rogers clan, 7 years on 7 first degree felony charges and six additional extraneous charges, REALLY?

Anonymous said...

So where is the MUGSHOT?? WE are all patiently awaiting the new and improved, the latest and greatest, MUGSHOT of the man, the myth, the legend; Kelly Gordon Rogers, Esq. if only he could file another bankruptcy and get out of this! SWEET DREAMS, Kelly!!

Anonymous said...

Better yet, you can reset the clock for when Rogers will be eligible for release. That way, we can protest it when it comes up. LOL

Shining the light of truth said...

A count down timer for the remainder of his sentence is a wonderful idea! Done.

Shining the light of truth said...

Still waiting for rogers to be processed. His mug shot is not in the system yet. Soon. Be patient.

Anonymous said...

It may take a while, they have to take a picture after he stops crying like the baby he is....LOL

Anonymous said...

I think we all should say a big thank you, to author of The Kelly Rogers Report for the diligence, patience and most of all the perseverance of over 4 years to keep all of us informed and more than likely prevent Kelly Rogers from stealing more money from innocent people. This forum is informative, cathartic and very very detailed in the activities of our local miscreant. The Collin County Website may crash with all of the refreshing in anticipation of seeing our local creep's final Collin County mugshot. LOL! Thanks again to the Kelly Rogers Report! Now let's get the mugshot up and get this bum processed and booked in already. Wonder what's on the dinner menu at The Collin County Detention Facility this evening?

Anonymous said...

In my relentless quest to be on the cutting edge of the viewing of Kelly Rogers mugshot, I stumbled upon a few of the wonderful inmates that Kelly may be in close proximity to. One of particular was a unique inmate by the name of Richard Anderson, or actually Richard "Little Tadpole" Anderson as he is also known. Besides having a Federal Detainer and a parole violation, he has no less than 13 charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Is he a possible CELLI for "KR"??? Will Kelly go rogue and start getting an early start on his prison tats? Will Kelly rise to power as the new anointed leader of the Texas AB? Will Carrie try and smuggle cell phones into a TDCJ Unit? Time will only tell.

Anonymous said...

I think the menu includes ample helpings of crow.

Anonymous said...

If Carrie decides to leave Kelly, my suggestion would be for Kelly to sneak into Pod 3B, Cell 21, Bunk 1, the lovely Carolyn Sue Anderson is there to give him comfort during this trying and difficult time. She certainly looks like from her mugshot the type of lady who knows how to treat a man!

Anonymous said...

The suspense of waiting on the latest Kelly Rogers mugshot finally got the best of me. You must all agree with me he is not very photogenic! The sad face looks a bit like an old crusty fisherman...in my home we have nicknamed KR "Barnacle" this booking in seemed to be taking much too long. I couldn't take hitting refresh for the 10000 time to insure he is locked away so I called the Collin County's Sheriff Department. Here's the info from a deputy: KR is in custody as we all know BUT will more than likely not be processed or booked in tonight not sure if he will booked in and processed over the weekend either. Deputy would not answer why. Possibly because he hasn't been sentenced yet?

Anonymous said...

Something for "Slick Kelly" to get ready for: http://www.heraldbulletin.com/breakingnews/x1396861753/Some-states-opting-out-of-federal-prison-rape-law

Anonymous said...

Actually, "Slick Willy" was used in the state's closing remarks. Although I first thought of Bill Clinton, who also earned that nickname, he was referring to Willy Sutton, an infamous bank robber in the 1920-30s. Slick Willy escaped prison 3 times, just as Rogers "escaped" (delayed) his slam-dunk trial outcome several times. The prosecution then turned and pointed right at Rogers and called him "Slick Kelly." The defense whined about calling Rogers names during the closing, which obviously didn't garner much sympathy from the jury.

Anonymous said...

Just to add some clarification on the case information. Rogers was convicted of one of the indictments. What will more than likely happen is that when Rogers is given a significant sentence then the State will either offer to plea the others and run the sentences concurrently. If Rogers elects to be indignant and try the other six cases then the State would try them and "stack" them or run them consecutively. If Rogers received a sentence of 10 years, (highly highly unlikely) then he could post appeal bonds on the sentence. However that is not likely to happen since the State would have six more chances for a large sentence and also the extraneous offenses. The mugshot is NEW and it looks like Kelly is SAD and crying before his latest mugshot. He also has an odd growth on his cheek in this picture. So on Tuesday when Rogers receives an enormous sentence of over 50 years or more ( as I suspect) then he will either plea the other 6 out or remain indignant and force the State to try the others. Either way, Rogers is cooked and maybe reality finally set in that it is OVER!!

Anonymous said...

The state said last week they are looking for "significant time" if they win, which they did. The judge told the state last week that he considers "significant time" to be 50+ years, and the state agreed they were on the same page. I don't see a concurrent plea deal happening, but a consecutive one.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe he can get 50+ years for the single indictment he was convicted of, which is why there won't be a concurrent plea deal.

Anonymous said...

They also don't need a new mugshot because he's not going anywhere! LOL

Anonymous said...

If you look at the past convictions of The State Securities Board prosecuting through the Collin County District Attorney's Office, those who went to trial ( Karen Bowie, William Seelye and others) all were given 80 years, Life on the first conviction first charge. The charge carries 5 to 99, when the State really really let's loose in the punishment phase and adds the extraneous charges, Rogers will get a minimum of 50, guaranteed. Add the fact in that unlike the other crooks, he, at the time was a lawyer, Rogers sentence will surpass the others and if he pushes it, Rogers will come out with more than likely hundreds of years in consecutive sentences. If Rogers thinks in his warped mind that he will fair better on appeal, that will never happen. The 5th District in Dallas doesn't overturn convictions. What is a guarantee is that somewhere down the road, Rogers will blame this on his current attorney's and argue ineffective assistance of counsel, which will not work either. Rogers doesn't have a play anymore, this part is over, justice was served in the penal system, the investors, friends and others he financially raped, will still never be made whole. At least Rogers is in the process of getting what he deserved. You know what they say about KARMA!

Anonymous said...

Just an update on Kelly Rogers current accommodations. Since the jury came back in light speed with a conviction and it being a holiday weekend, Rogers spent the night in a plastic chair in book in. He will stay in book in according to the sheriff's department, at least until this evening. If he had been convicted on a regular business day, he would have spent the night in jail and then immediately brought to Court the next morning. However, since the jury had a enough time to file out, go into the deliberation room, pull their chairs out, vote GUILTY, push their chairs back in, file back into the courtroom and render their verdict early Friday, Rogers gets to stay in book in for an inordinate amount of time. How fitting. I also noticed in the jail records, Rogers still lists the house at 18 Stonebriar Way as his residence. I'm sure this will be made very clear to the jury by the State amongst the plethora of other matters that the State will present in the punishment phase. The utter audacity of both Kelly and Carrie Rogers to continue the facade on other people's hard earned money is utterly astounding to me. I also noticed on Rogers visitation list he put Fred Sewell on it, is Fred that delusional? Carrie will blame it on everyone else and the "plot" to destroy her family, when in reality she was just as culpable and complicit as Kelly Rogers in these fraudulent transactions.

Anonymous said...

UPDATE

Our favorite local miscreant and recently convicted lawyer, Kelly Gordon Rogers, is now residing in pod 3A, Cell 32, Bunk 1. This is the classification pod, so Rogers will get up at roughly 3 am on Tuesday morning, the 27th of May, 2014 and begin his long arduous process to court, for what is believed to be the beginning of his mammoth sentence. Rogers will sit for hours in a holding cell, shackled at the ankles, with a fashionable belly chain and handcuffs, awaiting his transport to Court. Will Carrie be rushing down to the jail to bring Rogers a change of clothes for his sentencing? After Rogers receives his much deserved sentence, he will then again wait hours for the "jail chain" van to bring the inmates back to the jail. I'm sure from the looks of his current mugshot, the smirk, the arrogance and defiance is evaporating. Rogers gets to be in a tiny tiny cell with another inmate while he awaits the outcome of his 6 other cases, or his transport to TDCJ. The rest of his life is in front of him, maybe now he wonders, if all the lies, scamming, cheating, stealing and manipulation was worth this? In his warped mind, he probably thinks it was, if only he could file another bankruptcy and make this go away.....dreams.........

Anonymous said...

What was his family's reaction in the court room?

Anonymous said...

We should all pray for Kelly, that he at some point will look in his heart and in his soul and will admit that he has earned the consequences he will now endure.

That he will be honest with himself and God about all the pain and suffering he has caused others, including his own family, as they have to deal with the consequences of having a convicted felon as a husband and father.

We should ask that he, at some point in the future, honestly seeks the forgiveness of those whom he has harmed and of Jesus Christ and that he develops a relationship, a true relationship with Jesus.

Many of those impacted by him may never be able to find it in their hearts to forgive him. And even many of us who are Christians, may not want to forgive him.

The Bible commands us to forgive those that trespass and further, that vengeance belongs to the Lord.

Kelly is no doubt deserving of his future. But all of us are deserving of a future that only the grace, love and mercy of Jesus Christ prevents us from experiencing. As hard as it may be, at some point we must pray that Kelly seeks that grace, love and mercy from his Heavenly Father. But he must start by being honest with himself.

Anonymous said...

I forgave him a long time ago, now it's time for him to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Anonymous said...

Carrie should be a convicted felon as well.

Anonymous said...

While I am a Christian and understand the above reader's points about forgiveness; it is not our obligation as Christians to focus on what Kelly Rogers is deciding in his spiritual life. He was already SUPPOSED to be a born again Christian when he did this to everyone (at least he said so), he obviously wasn't and blasphemed the name of Christ in his actions. His wife and family (including children) certainly had to have an idea of what he was doing, especially Carrie. The entire Rogers family was not a kind or benevolent group, this time is for the investors and those that lost parts of them that will never be made whole. We all need to see justice served and Rogers held accountable for his egregious conduct. I think we should focus on that more than Kelly Roger's spiritual Vision Quest. He is the personification of a Sociopath, I'm not sure where that places him spiritually. It's also not any of our responsibility to determine that one or another as Christians.

Anonymous said...

I don't know the reason for the delay, but the judge said to come back at about 10:30 this morning. In the meantime, the judge made an offhand comment the sentencing phase will take the remainder of the week. In the interim, he was talking with other people in his chambers and doing a few quick hearings in the courtroom. This wrapped up a bit after 10:00, and there were 2 of us sitting in the courtroom. He asked me what I was typing on my laptop computer, and I told him I was surfing the internet, and that I would do my best to stay dry.

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.

One of them said his son did some research (assuming this was online research) and found the SEC lawsuit. When he asked for an explanation, Rogers indicated that "everything was taken care of" via the coordinator of the investors.
One of them also said how "professional" the presentation that Rogers gave was, and how all of his references said what a "great guy he was."

I can't be there this afternoon, but expect more of the same from the other witnesses.

Carrie, the kids, and I believe the people that looked like one set of grandparents were in court as well. Rogers was dressed up in a suit, and there were 3 sheriff's deputies in the courtroom as opposed to the 1 that was there during the trial.

Anonymous said...

From lawyer to Amway Diamond to Convicted Felon. Do you get it now Mr. Rogers…that "stuff" and money will not fill your soul. You stood behind a confessed "love for Jesus Christ" facade on your road to "fame". So simple….If you would have truly allowed Jesus Christ to be your guide (instead of you thinking you are Jesus Christ); you would be spending your days with your family working for HIS glory instead of seeking forgiveness for punishment well deserved. Karma is real. Many of us have sat patiently for years, raped by you, waiting on God's time to lead us…and you. Just a reminder Mr Rogers…there are TEN Commandments. Many of us have been imprisoned by your action of stealing for years. Your turn. We are now free.

Anonymous said...


http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2006/april/pulse


Whatever happened with the previous Correll ponzi group of people talked about in this D Magazine article that Kelly branched of from?

Anonymous said...

We actually got started on time this morning, and wrapped up the last state witness, the auditor. He nailed Rogers. Then the defense paraded in a few friends and his 2 daughters, and what a great guy they thought he was. His own son and wife did NOT testify. Went to lunch downstairs, closing statements and jury decision remain.

Anonymous said...

What does "Correll" have to do with the story?

Anonymous said...

It took the jury a couple of hours to make a decision, Rogers the dirtbag got 20 years and a $10,000 fine.

Anonymous said...

So Carrie didn't testify? I guess this whole matter was just too much for her and she was rather annoyed by the inconvenience of all this. So Boy Kelly gets a 20 year sentence on one of the cases; Six more to go which will be consecutive or "stacked" if Kelly decides to try each of them one by one. 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections is a rather severe sentence, given Rogers age and the fact that those of that are victims of his will annually remind the parole board, that he should not be paroled prior to his sentence expiration. There is a lot left to this story if Rogers doesn't plead out and from the sounds of what transpired in Court (Rogers not testifying and not testifying at the punishment and sentencing phase) our former Amway Diamond, Attorney extraordinaire and father of the year is going to be taking the hard road and taking his chances on very very lengthy consecutive sentences. A 20 year sentence, Kelly never thought it would happen. A long time to ponder what he has done, he should be getting a new cell assignment shortly, wonder who his CELLI will be? I vote for Fred Earl Fitts III!

Anonymous said...

Does anybody remember the Halloween when Kelly Rogers was on the Board at Legacy Christian when he dressed up like Batman? I think Richard Weyand was the penguin. Just seeing if anybody remembered??

Anonymous said...


http://kellygrogers.blogspot.com/2009/10/investor-group-objects-to-kelly-rogers.html

I wondered that same thing so I searched "Correll" and found that "Shining The Light Of Truth" (who I think is the site founder when you clink on the name and it goes to the profile) explains the connection at the above link. This is an interesting saga of deception, someone should make an entire movie out of it! Anyone have ideas for a title and who plays all these scammers!


one other thing, a question on this below, did you get the names of his "friends" who said he was a great guy, that would be an interesting read !

" Then the defense paraded in a few friends and his 2 daughters, and what a great guy they thought he was."

Anonymous said...

I spoke with another attendee at the hearing, between the closing comments and the jury returning. You wouldn't believe (although some of you would, because you lived it) how many scams Rogers was involved in through the past couple of decades. The trial covered only a very tiny subset of Rogers' antics. The results of taking money and spending it on a 6,000 square foot addition to his already huge house and other purchases included divorces, damaged relationships, suicides, bankruptcies, etc. He was even accused of being the author of this blog, even though he's never posted a single comment. Rogers had a goon send emails that smeared him to his entire company, including the CEO. 20 years and a $10,000 fine doesn't come close to the damage Rogers has done.

On my way out of the courtroom, one of Rogers' close friends (David, don't recall his last name) who spoke favorably of Rogers' during the sentencing phase approached me much like one of Rogers' lawyers did last week and said, "So you're the blogging guy." Then added, "You should at least have the decency to use your real name when you post." I just stared at the guy who just defended a convicted felon. Sure, use my name and have a dirtbag goon threaten me and my livelihood? I just looked at him, too bad he didn't touch me, it would have been fun to "subdue" him, much as the marines did in this story: http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stabbedmarine.asp LOL

Anonymous said...

The Travis Correll Ponzi Scheme was started by none other than Travis Correll out of Atlanta. Rogers was invited to invest in the scheme by Robbie Gowdey (deceased). Rogers did some trust work for Gowdey and took some $25,000 out of Gowdey's trust without permission. Rogers first began investing in this scheme in 2004. Soon he solicited an attorney from Naperville, IL to also invest. The SEC froze all the assets in December of 2005. Knowing this was an Ponzi, Rogers took the knowledge and began investing with Crook Tim Hubman until Hubman stole all the money. Rogers then started level par in February of 2006. This resulted in him being sued by the SEC and signing an agreed settlement in July of 2007...which he violated from 2007 to 2012. Now, 20 year sentence. Bada-Bing, bada-bang, bada-boom!

Anonymous said...

Of course Kelly is perceived as a "great guy". This is how he got people to trust him, so he could then scam them!

Anonymous said...

Even Hitler was nice - he patted adoring children on the head and was liked by his pet dog.

Anonymous said...

As a personal note to those who still stand with Rogers. I don’t know if your loyalty is based on denial or forgiveness. Whichever it is, I am not responsible for the situation which he faces. His actions and his actions alone have led to his incarceration. I am not the author of this blog and up until now I have not contributed to it. I am merely a victim wanting justice for the pain and hardship which he inflicted on me, my family and my friends. I involved them because I truly believed that Rogers was my friend who I trusted without question. Perhaps you should reflect on this circumstance from the point of view of the many victims. There was a specific point in which I had to finally admit to myself that I was an intended victim. Perhaps you have not been involved with the criminal activities personally and cannot fathom that your friend could betray you. It was a tough pill for me to swallow.
Thank you Mr. Barron and your team for your efforts. Perhaps there is more to this story yet to be written and if so I look forward to the next chapter.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the people who said Rogers was a good guy (GAG!), I recall a guy by the name of Fort, I think John Fort. And if anybody knows one of his friends by the name of David, do you know his last name? There was also someone he was a partner in a law office with from about 1991 until 1995, when "other business interests" broke up the partnership.

Anonymous said...

David Jackson and Steve Fort. Both we're Amway Drones in Rogers downline. Both still think Rogers is the cats ass. Both are blinded by the "Upline" thing and have not see the total body of work pulled off by Der Slick Meister. If they had, they'd be appalled.

Anonymous said...

Does David live in Anna?

Anonymous said...

He destroyed so many lives. I feel for his children whom are also victims in this ordeal and will suffer badly for something out of their control. Hope he doesnt drop the soap though....

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are correct. Rogers appears to be heading towards trying each of these cases one by one, which will then create a "stacking" or consecutive sentence. For example, if he received 20 on all 7 cases his sentence would 140 years. Typically in the prior cases, the defendants in the securities cases plead the remaining counts to run concurrent. I thought that he would be doing that, since neither he nor Carrie testified at the trial or sentencing. So this will be a long drawn out process for Rogers if he continues to push Prosecutor Barron. One would think that a below average lawyer like Rogers would be a little smarter than to pull this, since he can't even finish a bankruptcy case and file the appropriate documents. Maybe it's Carrie's strategy, who knows? For those of you that want to believe that Rogers soul is in any way salvageable, it's not! He is an arrogant, indignant sociopath that is going to get hammered over and over if he continues this failed endeavor. Grab some popcorn and a comfortable chair, going to be a long painful process for our resident at 4300 Community Avenue, Mckinney, Texas 75071.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Rogers likes Judge Rausch as much as I do - I find the judge to be very entertaining, at least when the jury is not in the courtroom. At least being in court would get him out of his jail cell so he can recover from the soreness on his backside. I doubt Barron would accept a 20 year concurrent sentence for the other charges, he recommended a minimum of 60 years to the jury, and it appears there are going to be 17 total charges, not 7.

Anonymous said...

The David Jackson I was referring to above, is he married to Deborah/Debbie? Also, does he live in Anna, TX?

Anonymous said...

So why wouldnt they require this in debt thief to work somewhere and pay back as much of his debt to those he wronged as possible as long as he lives. Rather then putting him in prison for many years and costing these people taxes to house and feed him every day. Hes probably not a murder threat or dangerous. Put an ankle bracelet on him so he can only go to a cheap nearby apt after work. Or back to a cell.
I say make him work and garnish his wages so at least SOME of his wrongs get paid back to people. His paycheck goes to a "receiver" to be paid out to those wronged.
And keep him under apartment or cell arrest when he is not working at the boring job every day, 7 days a week. And take away his law licence of course. Seems more logical for eveyone involved. And humiliating everytime people see him with an ankle bracelet on as a greeter at Walmart! He has to eat his meals at the inside Mcdonalds there. Better than costing society taxes. They need to be creative and make people work their debt off !

Anonymous said...

To the person asking about David Jackson in Anna, TX who's married. Yes, that's the Amway drone who worships Carrie.

Concerning the comment about letting Rogers work to pay back the money owed. That's like letting a habitual drinker work at Jack Daniels distillery. Are you out of your mind? First, from 2004 to 2012, he's ripped off people for millions and millions. Anyone who thinks he should get a second chance, has not seen the totality of his work. He has left a wake of destruction in his path that can never be paid back.

Second, he and Carrie (The accomplice)cannot help themselves. Evil is occupying these two and where they went off the deep I do not know. But Jail is the only way to stop them. Period. End of story.

Anonymous said...

A Walmart greeter with an ankle bracket is not only not good for Walmart's business, it wouldn't pay back hardly any of the money he stole. Plus, there were damaged relationships, divorces, and suicides as a result of the various Ponzi schemes that Rogers did. 20 years is much too short, but the jury saw only a small sample of his destruction, or they would have given him life.

Thanks for confirming David's location, the internets is a wonderful thing!

Anonymous said...

Love the countdown, less than 7300 days already! Of course, when the new charges are added on, the clock will go up higher - hope it can count into the 10s of thousands of days, he's going to need it! Does anyone know if he will be in Dallas or some other state prison?

Anonymous said...

http://inforney.com/texas/item/1867-north-texas-attorney-sentenced-to-20-years-in-oil-royalties-fraud

http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/06/02/68351.htm

http://setexasrecord.com/news/296607-frisco-attorney-sentenced-in-oil-and-gas-scheme

http://www.law360.com/articles/543105/texas-atty-gets-20-years-for-oil-gas-investment-fraud

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2014/05/frisco-attorney-sentenced-in-oil-and-gas-scheme.html/

Anonymous said...

When Rogers goes to TDCJ, he will either go to a medium type of security penitentiary or a 'maximum security facility That will depend in whether he eventually pleas the remaining cases out, or goes to trial and has them ran consecutive. If he gets the latter, he will go to a place that is almost unimaginable, with daily stabbings, assaults, sexual assaults. It won't be in Dallas more than likely. Somewhere in Palestine or even further away. It only gets worse from here for him ( or better for us!!!). We will see soon.

Anonymous said...

I ran across this blog after seeing the Dallas News story last Saturday about the sentencing. I'm still shaking my head in sadness and disgust at what Kelly has been up to all these years. He was a classmate at SMU. His actions are such an embarrassment to other lawyers, although now convicted, I expect swift action by the state bar.

Ironically, the firm of Sheef & Stone (mentioned as being debtors in his bankruptcy) was another classmate that he apparently stiffed. As I remember Kelly, he was friendly and nice, but he was professing to be such a fine 'Christian' even then, yet there was always something else there. He was also always about the money.

I ran into him once years ago and he wanted to take me to lunch and "catch up", but it was an investment pitch. I didn't understand how it could produce the promised returns and sounded too good to be true. Thank God.

I think his mug shots are the saddest thing I've ever seen. I don't know how he could sleep at night all these years. He'll have plenty of time to contemplate that now. I hope his victims can move on and find peace.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone actually commit suicide directly as a result of something Kelly did?

This is a serious question, I am not disputing he is getting what he deserves on the matters charged. I just did not appreciate all of this really bad stuff alleged over a very long period of time related to Amway? or other schemes. Is there a good chronicle of past misdeeds on some of the older blog posts?

Anonymous said...

It looks like Rogers is going to set the all time record for being in the classification pod in Collin County. According to the website Rogers has been in Pod 3A, for at least 12 days. According to a spokesperson for the CCSO, 3A, is a temporary classification type of pod, then the inmate is classified and moved to his more permanent pod of assignment in the CCDF. I can only hope that they either place Rogers in Administrative Segregation, or make him an inmate worker, where he gets to scrub toilets, do laundry, and work for free. That would be very appropriate for him, given the situation. Oh and by the way it is Judge Rusch not Rausch.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I was just imagining your description of Rogers' new "lifestyle," and for some reason a big smile came across my face.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous from 2:06 yesterday, I do not know about the suicide as a direct result of Kelly. But I am certain of bankruptcies and life savings that have now been drained and just overall rough financial situations for SO SO SO many across the nation that have strained so many relationships and put great uncertainty on so many futures. I also don't know how he's been able to sleep at night for the past 15 years. It is just evil.

Yes, you can read old blog posts for other misdeeds of Kelly's, but that is only a small fraction of them. Unfortunately he used his power in Amway as manipulation, so it is accurate to say that a lot or some of his theft was connected to the people he knew in that business.

Anonymous said...

His youngest daughter graduates from high school Sat afternoon. I understand and agree that Kelly is finally getting what he deserves, but my heart just breaks for his kids and what he (and Carrie) have done to them. I can only assume that if they're both incarcerated, Carrie's parents will be surrogate parents to the kids, even if they are now young adults. As such, maybe the kids will turn out ok and not repeat their parents' "mistakes."

Anonymous said...

Maybe Rogers will be out by the time his daughter's daughter graduates from high school, but probably not. He probably won't see any more of his kids graduate, get married, see their newborn babies, take their first steps, learn to talk, etc., etc., etc. Instead, it is Rogers who will be treated like a baby in his "crib," confined to his "playpen," eating when "mommy and daddy" decide to feed him, tell him to go sit in the "corner," let him out to play, etc. If watching the trial didn't scare the devil out of them, nothing will.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Rogers wished he had spent more of billable hours on this issue for the past few years: http://kacu.org/post/prison-rape-law-decade-old-most-states-not-compliance

LOL

Unknown said...

If you are interested, Hubman is still out conning anyone that he can.i wish we could get him arrested and imprisoned. He has cheated dozens that I know personally, and no telling how many more.