Al Hill III
The departing Dallas County district attorney has won perhaps the last court battle in a bitter fight over his office’s prosecution of an oil fortune heir for mortgage fraud.
Dallas County’s top prosecutor will appear in front of a judge on Friday, but this time he will be on the other side of the courtroom.
As part of its ongoing investigation into Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the FBI requested sealed court documents involving the DA’s now dismissed mortgage fraud case against oil heir Albert Hill III.
A special prosecutor from North Texas will investigate whether the Dallas County district attorney committed contempt of court when he wouldn’t testify to allegations that his office improperly prosecuted an oil fortune heir.
A Wichita Falls judge will decide whether to order a punishment for the Dallas County district attorney after he was declared in contempt of court by another judge.
According to a published report, embattled Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins could be the subject of an FBI investigation.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has said little publicly Friday, following a stinging court defeat, including being held in contempt of court.