Dallas DA Avoids Contempt Hearing In Oil Heir Fraud Case

Law360, Dallas (July 15, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Dallas County's district attorney on Monday delayed but could not dismiss a criminal contempt charge after he refused to testify about his role in a high-profile mortgage fraud case against Hunt Petroleum Corp. heir Al Hill III, and has accused the judge who held him in contempt of bias.

Craig Watkins successfully argued that a visiting judge could not review the contempt order issued by Dallas County Criminal Court Judge Lena Levario in March because she did not specify what his punishment or potential remedies would...
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