Saturday, September 4, 2010

Recusal sought in Kerrville

Well this ought to make for an interesting hearing.  I would think the defense will have a hard time getting the DA recused, particularly this late in the game.

D.A. denies abusing authority in case against Kerrville developer
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

KERRVILLE – District Attorney Amos Barton on Friday denied claims that he abused his authority in prosecuting local developer Andy Phillips, and therefore should be removed from the case.

The allegations and disqualification request were in a motion filed by Thomas McDade, attorney for Phillips who is charged with misapplication of fiduciary property totaling $200,000 or more.

The charge arose from two loans totaling $308,000 that Phillips made last year from Keystone Estates Ltd., in which he was then general partner, to his own business, Hill Country Integrity Homes.

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