Easy prosecution. Keep up the conviction rate.
Let the big ones walk. Gunwalker, Wall Street, corrupt politicians, etc.
Business as usual
Long-time Harris County Precinct One Constable Jack Abercia has been arrested, along with his Chief Lieutenant Weldon Kenneth Wiener and Office Chief Michael Butler, following the return of a 13-count federal indictment, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced Thursday.
The sealed indictment was returned Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, and was unsealed in its entirety Thursday morning following the arrests of Abercia, 78, Wiener, 72, and Butler, 56, all of Houston.
The indictment charges all three with conspiracy to violate various federal laws, and charges Abercia and Wiener with unlawfully accessing the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database on multiple occasions for private financial gain. Abercia and Butler are also charged with bribery in connection with the hiring of an otherwise unqualified applicant for a deputy constable position in return for a cash bribe totaling $5,000.