Dallas DA Says Judge Who Held Him In Contempt Is Biased

Law360, Dallas (July 19, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins on Friday argued he was wrongly held in contempt for refusing to testify about his role in a high-profile mortgage fraud case by a judge with a vendetta against him, while an attorney for the state tried to discredit testimony from the DA's key witness.

Watkins is trying to upset contempt charges leveled against him in March by Dallas County District Court Judge Lena Levario, after he claimed attorney-client and work-product privileges prevented him from testifying about why his...
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