Friday, May 6, 2011

Lawsuit frivolity?

The fact that the developer pled guilty might just a crimp into this lawsuit.

Hill Country DA faces civil rights lawsuit
Kerrville developer says he's victim of conspiracy.
By Zeke MacCormack

A federal civil rights suit filed Wednesday accuses District Attorney Amos Barton of abusing his authority and orchestrating the “political prosecution” of Kerrville developer Andy Phillips.

Phillips, who filed the lawsuit in San Antonio, contends he's the victim of an illegal conspiracy that ruined his reputation and businesses.

Barton, whose district covers several Hill Country counties, said Phillips made the same claims while a criminal defendant, then struck a plea deal.