Texas Atty Dodges Murder Plot Over Strip Club Shutdown

Law360, Dallas (September 11, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A Dallas-area strip club owner pled guilty Thursday to orchestrating a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted a Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin PC partner after the employment lawyer’s work helped to close down the club for violating a local nuisance law.

Ryan Walker Grant now faces up to 10 years in prison for plotting to hire men to kill attorney Thomas P. Brandt, head of the firm's local government and employment section, and the mayor of Arlington, Texas. According to a criminal complaint filed in April...
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