Texas Pol Wants Lying Charges Cut In Ike Bribery Case

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A former Texas politician accused of helping funnel Hurricane Ike cleanup contracts to a friend on Tuesday sought to eliminate or sever three charges that he lied to federal investigators. 

Herman “Lee” Groce — a former Liberty County, Texas, commissioner — argues that charges of making false statements, which were included in a superseding indictment in June, are much too vague.

“Mr. Groce cannot tell from these counts what the government says were criminally false statements,” the motion said. “The vagueness and ambiguity in the counts...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Groce et al

Case Number



Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

January 25, 2011

Government Agencies

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