Wednesday, September 24, 2014















ARE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DAN SANCHEZ AND ALEX DOMINGUEZ IN VIOLATION OF RULE 1.06(C) CONCERNING CONFLICT OF INTERESTS


"See Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas Opinions 530 and 540.  Also see Rule 1.06(c)

 Attorney Dan Sanchez is a County Commissioner for Cameron County.  He has an active law practice in the Cameron County Courts.  I did an open records request for evidence of his compliance with Opinions 530 and 540, to include evidence of the waivers of conflict of interest, and consent from the county to represent clients in Cameron County courts.  Cameron County Attorney Dylbia Jefferies responded on September 23, 2014, stating there were no waivers on file by the clients or by the county."
 
The above if the exact wording of my State Bar complaint against both attorneys.
 
I talked about this issue during the election and specifically the Dallas case when Alex Dominguez tried to make an issue of Leo Lopez voting on matters  concerning his wife.  Alex has been real quiet about Sofie Benavides voting on matters concerning her daughter - I'm shocked.
 
Cameron county elected officials take pride in thumping their nose at the FBI and DOJ when it comes to corruption.  It is truly quite amazing.
 
GIVEN THE LIMAS VILLALOBOS AFFAIR - SHOULD THIS MATTER?
 
Everyone wants to claim credit for taking down Limas and Villalobos, when the truth be known they remained silent during the entire mess - isn't that right Oscar X. Garcia?
 
We either want to clean up our courts or we do not.  I was attacked by Montoya for my work against Villalobos and will be attacked on this one as soon as the check clears.  Let's see if Oscar X. Garcia is willing to do his job and demand that Dan Sanchez and Alex Dominguez prove compliance with Opinions 530 and 540 before he allows them to continue practicing in his court.  Do not hold your breath - he will not.  Oscar X. Garcia is all lies.  He is not fighting the corruption because he is part of it.
 
 
 
"CONCLUSION

 Attorney who is a county commissioner would violate Rule 1.06(b)(2) by representing a private client in any justice, statutory county, or district courts in that county in the absence of effective consent by all affected or potentially affected clients as required by Rule 1.06(c). This conflict of interest also applies to all attorneys associated with the Attorney’s law firm."
 
 
"CONCLUSION

 It is a conflict of interest under Rule 1.06(b)(2) for a lawyer who is a county judge to represent a private client in any justice of the peace, statutory county courts, and district courts in that county. Under Rule 1.06(f) this conflict of interest also extends to all lawyers associated with the private law firm in which the county judge practices. The county judge and lawyers associated with his law firm can accept or continue such representation only upon compliance with the requirements of Rule 1.06(c), which includes the consent of the private client and the county to the representation after full disclosure of the existence, nature, implications, and possible adverse consequences of the conflict of interest."
 
An open records request to the county show Commissioners Sanchez and Dominguez are not in compliance.
 
 
 
WILL DA SAENZ ACT?  LMFAO - WHO WOULD ASK SUCH A STUPID QUESTION
 
Today if he so chooses, DA Saenz can order all of his ADA's to file a motion to show authority to represent in all cases involving Dan Sanchez and Alex Dominguez.  If they fail to show compliance with 530 and 540, the judge has no choice but to remove them as counsel of record.
 
Will Saenz do his job? - not a chance in hell.  He is too busy trying to spew is his merde.
 
Someone asked me yesterday if I take seriously the claims Saenz is trying to indict me on trumped up charges?  I said - never no mind to me, the $250,000 the county will pay to settle the civil rights claim will not hurt my retirement.  Hey Luis, when will you and Cascos get it that Cris cannot stop running his mouth?  With me behind the criminal complaint concerning Begum and Saenz, such an act by Saenz would be suicidal which is why I am ignoring the rumor.
 
For the record any attorney who is opposing counsel in a civil case can also file the same motion.
 
HERE IS THE DEAL
 
The entire point of 530 and 540 is to stop undue influence over the judges by attorneys.  In the case of Cameron county we have 2 lawyer commissioners voting on matters involving judges while they practice law before those judges.  We also have a commissioner whose daughter will soon take the bench as a judge.  This commissioner is also voting on matters involving judges.
 
Who can possibly defend any of this?  This is why our judges are so corrupt.  As a policy, Cameron county needs to follow the lead of other counties and never authorize commissioners to practice law before Cameron county judges.  We all know that will not happen.  They will all cut deals spending taxpayer money and then all will be fine in corruptville.
 
Every judge today has the legal authority to send out a notice of a hearing for Dan Sanchez and Alex Dominguez to show compliance with 530 and 540 and thereby legal authority to represent their clients.  They will not.  Our sitting judges will continue to do business in an unethical and corrupt way until they too face indictment.  They simply do not know better.
 
SO OSCAR X. GARCIA - MR. "I'M FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN THE COURTS" WILL YOU TAKE THE LEAD?
 
We will not hold our breath.
 

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