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You have no sympathy for someone losing their job for exposing corruption?

He's been butting heads with Disney for a long time, he pushed his limits and got what he deserved. I know Victor Trevino and I know what's going on, he will be vindicated when this is all said and done, it's nothing more than racism and a political witch hunt.

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Trevino was indicted. Do you prefer that our elected criminals be allowed to commit their crimes in peace, without harrassment from reporters? The indictments vindicated Dolcefino.

Funny. Trevino is not a bad guy I've known him for 20 years. The only thing he may be guilty of is bad bookkeeping but he's not a criminal. This is just a way for certain people in power to keep the uppity Mexican Democrat in his place.

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I'll also post my editorial comment that I do not know Trevino, and make no assumptions on his guilt.

Thanks for your neutrality. Victor got a good attorney, I wish him the best of luck. It's not going to be easy though he has some powerful people that want him out of his post. They couldn't do it by election so this is the next best way I guess. We will see what happens, at this point it's a power struggle and hopefully justice is fair and sorts it all out in a proper manner.

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He's been butting heads with Disney for a long time, he pushed his limits and got what he deserved. I know Victor Trevino and I know what's going on, he will be vindicated when this is all said and done, it's nothing more than racism and a political witch hunt.

 

Racism my ass. Trevino's been dirty a long time, at least as far back as when I was a reporter.

 

Dolcefino could be abrasive but he was a pretty solid reporter. The pols hate him. I remember when he got nabbed for DUI I was interviewing some county officials up in Humble. They were overjoyed by the news.

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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Longtime-East-End-lawman-pleads-guilty-resigns-5867625.php

He pleaded guilty because the jury had ten white people and if he lost the trial his fate would've been even worse. He should've taken the misdemeanor deal that he was offered earlier. He had bad bookkeeping and it was a racially motivated case.

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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Longtime-East-End-lawman-pleads-guilty-resigns-5867625.php

He pleaded guilty because the jury had ten white people and if he lost the trial his fate would've been even worse. He should've taken the misdemeanor deal that he was offered earlier. He had bad bookkeeping and it was a racially motivated case.

 

Or he plead guilty because, as the article you cite suggests, he realized how much evidence there was against him and he knew the jig was up...

 

 

Neither side would comment on why Trevino changed his mind after standing before a jury and declaring, "I am not guilty" on Friday, but he may not have realized the extent of the case against him.

 

During opening statements last week, Moore told jurors they would see proof that checks and donations made to the charity seemed to go directly to slot machines in a Louisiana casino, "sometimes the next day."

Trevino's attorneys had tried unsuccessfully to keep out testimony from Trevino's bookkeeper, who was granted immunity from prosecution. She has admitted she forged a signature on more than 100 checks. She likely was going to tell jurors that she was directed by Trevino to sign the checks.

I didn't see any mention of the racial makeup of the jury.  Is that just hyperbole on your part or do you personally know all the jurors and their backgrounds?

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Funny. Trevino is not a bad guy I've known him for 20 years. The only thing he may be guilty of is bad bookkeeping but he's not a criminal. This is just a way for certain people in power to keep the uppity Mexican Democrat in his place.

 

The Trevino apologists out there are relentless. Fact: you can be a great guy AND commit a crime. The two acts are not mutually exclusive. For that matter, you can commit a crime unknowingly and still be punished for it. This is how our laws work.

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Dolcefino will forever be known as the man, who exposed Turner's secrets in the 1991 Houston Mayor's campaign in the runoff.

I don't remember Dolcefino in reading about the mayor run. I read a bunch of articles during that era for the ill-fated monorail/people mover plan Whitmire wanted (and no, the people didn't vote on that plan specifically), and while Turner and Lanier beat Whitmire handily, Turner still lost.
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I don't remember Dolcefino in reading about the mayor run. I read a bunch of articles during that era for the ill-fated monorail/people mover plan Whitmire wanted (and no, the people didn't vote on that plan specifically), and while Turner and Lanier beat Whitmire handily, Turner still lost.

Turner was leading and dolcefino had a scathing (false) report about turner and Lanier ended up winning

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The Trevino apologists out there are relentless. Fact: you can be a great guy AND commit a crime. The two acts are not mutually exclusive. For that matter, you can commit a crime unknowingly and still be punished for it. This is how our laws work.

There are people that have wanted him out for years. He kept winning elections so the only way left was to put some trumped up charges against him and stick him with a mostly white jury. He was forced out.

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There are people that have wanted him out for years. He kept winning elections so the only way left was to put some trumped up charges against him and stick him with a mostly white jury. He was forced out.

The idea that politicians actually do illegal things hasn't occurred to you? Or does that only apply to Republicans?

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Dolcefino wasn't alone in shooting down Turner's 1991 mayoral bid. He got his information from Clyde Wilson, a legendary private investigator who was old friends with Lanier. Wilson tipped KTRK on the story, but a member of Lanier's finance-team, Peary Perry, another private investigator, was the one who came up with the detailed information about Turner.  

 

Sources:

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/man-who-knows-everything?fullpage=1

http://www.houstonpress.com/1999-05-06/news/the-channel-13-exclusive/

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Dolcefino wasn't alone in shooting down Turner's 1991 mayoral bid. He got his information from Clyde Wilson, a legendary private investigator who was old friends with Lanier. Wilson tipped KTRK on the story, but a member of Lanier's finance-team, Peary Perry, another private investigator, was the one who came up with the detailed information about Turner.

Sources:

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/man-who-knows-everything?fullpage=1

http://www.houstonpress.com/1999-05-06/news/the-channel-13-exclusive/

Plus, noticed on Tuesday this week, we didn't see either Turner or Whitmire at Lanier's funeral service.

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Plus, noticed on Tuesday this week, we didn't see either Turner or Whitmire at Lanier's funeral service.

 

I owuld have expected Turner there just to make sure Lanier was actually being buried. Whitmire hasn't been in Houston in a long time, and was in Hawaii the last report I saw.

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There are people that have wanted him out for years. He kept winning elections so the only way left was to put some trumped up charges against him and stick him with a mostly white jury. He was forced out.

The evidence was damning. They had cashed checks from the charity that aligned with his gambling trips. He was toast, and I'm surprised he didn't take the misdemeanor plea earlier.

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I owuld have expected Turner there just to make sure Lanier was actually being buried. Whitmire hasn't been in Houston in a long time, and was in Hawaii the last report I saw.

Ross, from what I saw online on Ch. 13's video, former Mayors Lee Brown (D) & Bill White (D) were in attendance along with current Mayor Parker. But I didn't see former Mayor Fred Hofheinz (D) there at Lanier's service either.

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