A Cozy Connection

Number 19671
Subject Conflicts Of Interest
Source WOIA-TV (San Antonio, TX)
State TX
Year 2002
Publication Date July 17, 18, 19, 25, 30, August 29, September 5, October 17, 22, November 6, 2002
Summary WOAI-TV exposes a romantic relationship between David Garcia, a San Antonio city councilman, and a female judge. The story reveals that the councilman made more money than any other court-appointed attorney in Bexar County because the judge appointed him to an immense number of cases as a defense attorney. According to the contest questionnaire, "the investigation proved the judge and the councilman ... share a bank account, shared an address at one time, and possibly committed fraud together."
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Keywords TAPE;TRANSCRIPT;City government;courts;public funds;justice;fraud;judicial misconduct;city councilman;judge;corruption
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