Saturday, August 8, 2009

Trial soon

This will be an interesting trial.

Two more plead guilty in Southwest ticket scandal

Two more people pleaded guilty Friday in a case involving thousands of tickets stolen from Southwest Airlines, leaving six out of 11 defendants facing trial later this month.

Lance Williams of Houston and former Bexar County juvenile jail security monitor Holsey DeWayne Clayton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Williams admitted he illegally acquired 300 plane tickets from James Jackson, a former bailiff at the county courthouse. Williams agreed to repay Southwest $60,000. Clayton admitted he unlawfully acquired 200 tickets from Jackson and agreed to pay $40,000 in restitution.

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