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Former football player wanted in Texas for burglary, fraud

Many people assume that celebrities live their lives completely void of pain or hardship. While it's easy to believe that celebrities are always living glamorously, such is not the case for former Cowboys quarterback Ryan Leaf. The former football player is wanted in Texas for theft crimes and fraud.

Death penalty considered in Houston nurse's murder trial

Everybody has made an irrational choice that they cannot explain. Sometimes the choice is relatively inconsequential and, other times, the choice can have long-lasting repercussions. One Houston, Texas, woman is facing the possibility of the death penalty after she reportedly committed an act of murder and kidnapping out of desperation. The woman's attorney indicated that the circumstances of this criminal case do not warrant such a punishment.

Houston man's arson trial is delayed due to brain tumor

The trial for the man accused of burning down a Houston, Texas, furniture store has been delayed because the man's defense team successfully argued that he is not competent to stand trial. According to reports, the man has a nonmalignant brain tumor, which has impaired his cognitive and physical abilities. This medical ailment has left the man unable to adequately participate in his own property crimes defense. After the man recuperates, the trial will resume.

Houston man's death sentence on appeal

Over 10 years ago, a young Houston man was sentenced to death for killing a police officer, yet he has always maintained his innocence. Even though no physical evidence has come forward, the man is still faces execution. Now, he is pursuing his appeal even further by claiming that he has not been represented by adequate criminal defense attorneys.

Heavy Texas court fees used for wrong purposes

When someone faces criminal charges in Texas courts, not only do they face the prospect of spending time in court, but they are also expected to pay a series of costly court fees. The intent of the fees is to help maintain the court system, but an independent analysis recently revealed that those funds are being used for projects entirely unrelated to the courts. If you are dealing with a criminal case, it is important that you understand where your money is going.

Texas teacher accused of inappropriate contact with students

Throughout the country there have been numerous accusations of inappropriate sexual activities between teachers and their students over the last several weeks. One Texas teacher is involved in the most recent string of allegations of sexual misconduct. The man is facing the possibility of a serious criminal case as the investigation proceeds.

Houston grandmother faces three DWI-related charges

Drunk driving charges carry very serious penalties if you're convicted. No one knows this better than one woman arrested on three DWI-related charges in Houston. In addition to her drunk driving charge, she has been accused of child endangerment.

Houston man steals $40,000 worth of human hair

Over the last few years, stories of people stealing copper pipes from abandoned houses have sprung up throughout the nation. To some, this might seem like a curious thing to steal, but copper priced have skyrocketed over the last couple years. In Houston, a man is currently facing theft charges for stealing something that is also interesting, but highly valued: human hair.

Houston man faces criminal charge, allegedly impersonated officer

Police say a man tried to impersonate one of their own this week. The man was pulled over in Houston and will now face criminal charges after allegedly trying to impersonate a police officer. The man said he doesn't speak English, complicating the matter.

White collar crime in a blue collar setting: insurance fraud

White collar crime is traditionally thought to be a crime committed by an individual who has gained considerable assets in the course of his or her business. That definition may not fit the facts of every insurance fraud case in Texas, though one such white collar crime investigation certainly has a blue collar tint. A Willis man has been accused of committing insurance fraud by hiding his Harley Davidson while claiming it was stolen.The 41-year-old man's insurance company paid him $7,552 after he allegedly filed a claim saying that his 1976 Harley was stolen. A criminal complaint against him claims that the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office was contacted in June 2011 by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The complaint includes documents that purportedly showed that the man filed the claim 10 days after he purchased the insurance policy on July 15, 2008. However, the NCIB claims the former girlfriend of the accused told the Bureau that the motorcycle was stored at her mother's home for a time period after the insurance claim was paid.

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