Dallas DA Aquitted Of Contempt In Mortgage Fraud Case

Law360, Dallas (August 23, 2013, 10:08 PM ET) -- A Texas state judge Friday acquitted the Dallas County District Attorney of contempt charges slapped against him after he refused to testify in a hearing related to a mortgage fraud case against an oil heir, saying the hearing was improperly called.

Wichita County District Judge Bob Brotherton, called in to review the contempt case, said the prosecutorial misconduct hearing held in March was improper because Al Hill III, an heir to the Hunt Oil Co. fortune, didn’t show upfront evidence that supported his claim the charges...
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