Thursday, June 19, 2014


AG ORDERS MORE RECORDS RELEASED CONCERNING REAL ESTATE DEALS INVOLVING DIANE DILLARD AND TONY MARTINEZ - WITH A RIGHT TO OBJECT TO SOME BY DIANE DILLARD

 
PUTTING THINS IN CONTEXT
 
Here is my request which the AG ruled on.
Sep 25, 2013 
 
"Please produce all emails, text messages, and any written communications from Diane Dillard related to real estate matters for the city of Brownsville since May 2011."
 
I will be following up with the AG because I believe Allison Bastion intentionally mislead the AG with her samplings.
 
The AG in his opinion clearly states all emails related to business are subject to disclosure.  He is clear emails from individuals merely communicating with the governmental entity are protected.  But my request was limited to business emails, so the exception asserted does not apply, because I only asked for business related emails.
 
Now we know the emails will be from Diane Dillard because she is the only person from whom  I request emails.  The finding is silly. 
 
Here is the kicker.  It is up to Diane Dillard to decide whether or not she wants these email addresses released.  My question is, why is Diane Dillard sending emails to the city regarding real estate matters which are not part of her business with the city as a real estate attorney?  Note my request - I limited my request to her business dealing.  I made no request concerning her private emails.
 
By refusing to release the full emails, Diane Dillard will only be raising more questions of conflict of interests between herself and her husband federal Judge Andrew Hanen, and  Tony Martinez.  Did the emails relate to Judge Hanen's review of evidence which may have implicated Tony's son in the Villalobos/Limas criminal trials?  It is an issue of transparency.  If she refuses to agree to release the emails she is basically saying she and Judge Andrew Hanen have something to hide.
 
Once the documents ordered released are released the BV will post them.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Casa Nylon purchase by the city involved the Mayor's partner Horacio Barrera. Horacio Barrera is also the next door neighbor of Abraham Galonsky, the seller of Casa Nylon. The property was bought for 2.3 million when it was valued at less than half that less than a year of the purchase by the city. My question is, can the mayor do anything and not be investigated criminally when it comes to action he takes at the city...and 2, what ever happened to the code of ethics he wanted Sossi to write up?

BobbyWC said...

First of all, you must be new to the BV because everything you write the BV reported maybe a year or more ago.

I have called for a criminal investigation based on Tony Martinez not filing a conflict of interest form before the vote.

DA Saenz is as corrupt as they come. He will not touch it. This is how we know everything Montoya writes on it, all of which he got from the BV, he never calls for Tony's prosecution. Saenz keep Montoya in beer and Montoya agrees to not point out how Saenz is refusing to do his job.

The feds will not help. The mess with Diane Dillard, wife of federal judge Hanen is too big. Tony has everyone controlled and we are screwed.

But the city commission could push the issue - but they will not - he cuts just the right deals with every commission just in time to keep them happy.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Can a citizen file a lawsuit against mayor for mishandling public dollars with their decision to buy all these worthless properties?

BobbyWC said...

Generally no - but a local attorney or citizen can do a grand jury referral to seek Martinez's indictment over the Casa de Nylon deal.

You see attorneys run to be judges claiming they want to protect the people - but not a one of then in private practice will prove their claims.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The grand jury basically does what the DA asks of them...so it becomes a mute point...Saenz will protect Tony Martinez don't you think? So section 53.04 is useless I believe.

BobbyWC said...

The attorney who files it gets to argue the case to the grand jury - I have gone up against bad DA's - once in a murder case - we eventually got the indictment and he was unelected.

Any competent attorney with the evidence can secure Tony's indictment - they will then have proof for the people they stand with the people

Also they need to file it when Oscar Garcia is the judge over the grand jury - Garcia will not protect Martinez - he wants to win and allowing for a fair process could guarantee him his reelection as a Republican

Bobby WC

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

you said a citizen can do a grand jury referral, so a citizen can file it and present it to the grand jury?

BobbyWC said...

yes. i will outline the process tomorrow