Friday, August 21, 2009

Your lyin' ayes

Man o man, what a mess.

Witness: Judge told to lie

Former Bexar County court Bailiff James Jackson testified Thursday that he gave a cover story to every single person who bought stolen Southwest Airlines tickets directly from him, including a judge and a former county courts administrator.

The stunning allegation that at least two officials were tipped off to the tickets' illegitimacy came at the federal trial of five people — three of them Jackson's former fellow bailiffs — accused of buying some tickets from Jackson and his wife, former Southwest administrative aide Althea Jackson.

By the close of testimony Thursday, however, James Jackson's story became a convoluted mess, frustrating U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, who stepped in to question Jackson himself to get clearer responses or expedite the trial.

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