Williamson County Attorney Ignores Serious Crimes
Williamson County Attorney Ignores Crimes
by Tom Mowdy
Taylor, TX, March 9, 2014.
In a continuing saga of obvious corruption, the Williamson County Attorney, D. Hobbs, ignored deceptive trade criminal complaints. A move that can have a serious impact on Texas and Williamson County citizens.
Responding to the criminal complaints, that were supported by undeniable evidence, Wilco County Attorney Hobbs, told the Taylor Police that the victim should seek justice through the Dallas or Travis County Attorney.
Hobbs, as reported by Taylor Police Chief Henry Fluck, reasoned the offending attorney and corporation reside in other counties, and that is where they should be charged. A convenient decision that pushes the Williamson County victim into an impossible task with distant legal authorities. Hobbs did not communicate with, or, offer to help the victim with filing a complaint with Travis or Dallas County.
Hobbs ignored the facts that the arbitration service was purchased in Taylor, was about events in Taylor, and the civil case was filed in Williamson County. Taylor is a city in Williamson County. Hobb's has the authority to prosecute and his motives for not prosecuting are suspect.
It appears the Wilco County Attorney is protecting criminals. The evidence, presented to Hobbs is substantial and undeniable and has serious and statewide implications. It is hard, unless you consider corruption, to understand why Hobbs would ignore deceptive trade crimes, committed in our legal system, that can affect every citizen in Williamson County.
The deceptive trade crimes involved a case assigned to arbitration by Williamson County's 277th District Court Judge Ken Anderson, before Anderson was sent to jail. Assigning the case to arbitration appeared corrupt because the request for arbitration was made by the plaintiff, but, only after the plaintiff filed in civil court and failed to meet legal discovery.
Judge Ken Anderson ignored the fact that the plaintiff filed a false statement and could not produce any evidence. That questionable ruling, by Anderson, sent the case to arbitration and was a big break for the well connected plaintiff. Anderson also conveniently ignored a judicial review of the plaintiff's claim document which was later confirmed to be fraudulent. The case involved a false $113,911.14 claim against a homestead filed by a well connected Taylor contractor and his San Antonio lawyer.
At arbitration, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the case arbitrator, refused to follow State law and their own American Arbitration Association written rules. That refusal was evidenced by the written arbitration findings which found in favor of the home owner, but, did not meet the "Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law" standards required by the arbitration contract, the arbitration rules, and Texas arbitration law. The written findings were obviously crafted by the arbitrator to conceal felony crimes committed by the lawyer and contractor who filed the false $113,911.14 claim.
Fortunately, the victim homeowner charged the arbitration expense on his credit card. After fruitless complaints requesting the final report be changed to meet required standards and show the true facts and crimes committed, the homeowner disputed the arbitration fees through his credit card company. The credit card company agreed with the homeowner's dispute evidence, and refunded the over $12,000 arbitration fees to the homeowner. That same evidence was presented to the Williamson County Attorney, D. Hobbs. Hobbs promptly ignored the evidence and the impact that corrupt arbitration can have on citizens.
The homeowner is Tom Mowdy, the same Mowdy who lost a bid for Williamson County Precinct-4 Commissioner last November. Motivated by his experiences, the war veteran's campaign was based on stopping corruption in Williamson County.
Mowdy fought the false claims by the San Antonio lawyer and Taylor contractor, by representing himself in court, and won the case. Mowdy, a Vietnam Veteran, defended his home through three years of Williamson County officials ignoring obvious crimes, false documents, false affidavits, and Texas law, in their effort to protect a San Antonio lawyer and the well connected contractor.
Apparently, the corruption is so embedded, the Williamson County Attorney will ignore the need for citizens to have access to fair and honest arbitration. That behavior should be a major concern to every business and citizen because arbitration can be ordered by a court. Arbitration is expensive, run by lawyers for lawyers, and your rights can be ignored in arbitration.
Arbitration is a "for profit" justice system which has been, and can obviously be corrupted. By refusing to prosecute, Williamson County Attorney, D. Hobbs appears to be protecting a system of corrupt arbitration. A system the court can order, which is claimed to reduce government costs, but really enriches lawyers, and which is obviously corrupt.
The crimes reported by Mowdy are deceptive trade. The arbitrator and AAA contracted to follow the rules, but did not deliver the required standard arbitration. If they had, the findings would have shown the contractor's and lawyer's felony crimes. Felony crimes that would have included fraud, false statements, and filing fraudulent documents in official proceedings. Those crimes could be documented and confirmed by a court if Hobbs were to prosecute Mowdy's complaints. Hobbs does not want that to happen.
Hobbs knows the statute of limitations will soon expire on the criminal case. By refusing to act in the interest of Texas and Williamson County citizens, Hobbs is protecting his friends and a corrupt system.