Ex-Texas DA Cops To Snatching $2M From Counties

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 8:04 PM EST) -- A former south Texas district attorney accused of lining his pockets with money seized from criminals pled guilty to felony charges Monday, agreeing to pay $2 million in restitution and surrender his law license.

Joe Frank Garza — the 64-year-old former district attorney for Jim Wells and Brooks counties — admitted to misusing his office to score bonuses for himself and his favorite employees within the 79th District Attorneys' Office from January 2002 to December 2008, according to the suit filed in the 79th District Court...
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