Many media commentators routinely stress the high-profile nature of fraud investigations involving alleged illegalities regarding Medicare and Medicaid billings.
A Democrat and Republican have introduced legislation that would reform Texas grand juries and require prosecutors to share evidence that could help defendants. State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, a Democrat from Houston, and Lakeway Sen. Dawn Buckingham, a Republican, have filed similar bills in the House and Senate that they say would lead to fairer treatment of those accused of crimes.
Although some people might reasonably argue that the term "embezzlement" is merely a fancy way of expressing "theft," there is actually a bit more to it than that.
You did it. You know you did it and, moreover, you're aware that we know you did it. You failed a polygraph test (so we say, but that's not actually true). We have witnesses willing to offer testimony against you (well, maybe we don't, but you can't know that).
A news report referencing a seemingly understated event taking place tomorrow in a college lecture hall far from Texas might seem to be testing the bounds of relevancy for its appearance in the criminal defense blog of a Houston-based law firm.
On March 2, 2015, firm client, Sierra Club and Environment Texas filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Pasadena Refining System, Inc. (PRSI) for thousands of persistent violations of the federal Clean Air Act at its Pasadena, Texas, refinery, which is located just east of Houston. PRSI is owned by the state-controlled oil company of Brazil, Petrobras.