Judge Lena Levario
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.
Call it justice delayed. More than a year after the Dallas County District Attorney’s office asked the Court of Criminal Appeals to step into the infamous contempt of court case, a ruling has come down.
There was a legal setback for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins on Monday.
There is a legal showdown going on in court between Dallas County’s top prosecutor and a judge who held him in contempt.
Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins was held in contempt of court after refusing to testify in a court hearing. Later, the judge dismissed the case.