DELAY TACTIC MORPHS INTO ATTEMPTED FISHING EXPEDITION
An ill conceived plan to recuse a judge failed miserably under the watchful eye of The Honorable Jeff Walker of Fort Worth, Texas yesterday in the Polk County Judicial Center courtroom. The motion to recuse the judge was filed by the special prosecutor, Joe Martin based on the fact that Lee Hon campaigned for John Wells, the incumbant judge's opponent in the last election cycle. Martin filing the motion made The State the movant. Martin called three witnesses. Tim Martin, the PIO for the Polk County Republican Party, Lianne Mueck, a local PI and campaign worker and Polk Co DA, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon.
My attorney subpoenaed John Wells and called for all of the witnesses to be removed from the courtroom during the hearing. Prosecutor Martin's attempt to keep 'the kid' in the room was thwarted by the Judge's ruling so none of the witnesses could hear any other witnesses' testimony. Exit Lee Hon, enter Lee Hon's investigator. I personally saw Hon's investigator go in and out of the courtroom several times after witness testimony. Maybe I will request video surveillance footage to see if he was speaking with Hon and undermining the Judge's intent at protecting the integrity of the testimony. Or maybe the Ranger's public integrity unit should follow up on it.
The first two witnesses the prosecutor called testified to the truth. Neither Mueck or Martin has the ability to log into my website and post stories. Both were initially contacted by me with questions regarding political stories I was working on. Neither provided me the marriage certificate that I published. Mueck testified that she wanted to know how I got her number as she keeps it private but that I did not reveal that information so as to protect my source. Martin asked other questions to which my attorney objected as irrelevant and exposed as a fishing expedition to get infomation they failed to obtain in Hon's failed lawsuit against Polk Co Clerk, Schelana Hock. The judge sustained all of those objections and stated plainly that there was nothing in the State's motion pertaining to those issues.
Hon testified and came across as a liar and a real wimp. He testified that when I attended the Republican Club meeting to take pictures to go along with the interviews I did and story I wrote about it the next day that it alarmed him and others for me to be there and especially when I exited and came back in after just a moment. Mr Hon, my battery died in my camera and I had to go get my spare out of the car. When you filed the stalking complaint against me under the scorned lover laws (how embarassing), two reputable witnesses came forward and made written statements to Livingston PD that they heard you at the check out counter state, "I am glad he is here. It will go against him in the punishment phase". So which is it Liar Lee? You were glad I was there or I scare you? You testified that I "smirked" at you across the room right before testifying that I have definately threatened you. So my lopsided smile (remnant of a stroke in 93 that affected the left side of my body including my face) makes you feel threatened?
John Wells was the last witness. His truthful testimony revealed that he has never felt like the judge has had a bias against him because of his political efforts to win an election pretty much proved the Lee Hon tail is wagging the dog in this witch hunt.
PROSECUTOR STALLS - DELAYS INEVITABLE
A story that appears on the front page of the Polk County Enterpirse but does not appear to be available on their online website outlines a motion prosecutor Joe Martin submitted at the last minute that has the effect of stalling any substantive action on the case pending against me. I have decided to give the readers just a tidbit of the proof I have that Polk County DA, Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon is a liar and a criminal.
This photo above is a screen snip of one of the indictments against me. Please take note of the earliest date of publication in count two, February 11. That is the day I originally published the story headlined, "Anatomy of Corruption". Along with that story, I published as a proof document, the "Declaration of Marriage" document that I obtained from the County Clerk's office for one dollar that anyone can walk in a view and/or purchase a copy of to this day. I did not alter the form in any way before publishing it.
Notice the indictment accuses me of publishing Rita Hon's address with intent to cause harm in mid February. On or about February 13, I received a letter from Hon's attorney threatening to sue me for libel and slander if I didn't correct, clarify or remove the story within 30 days. Now on to a snip of that threat to sue letter from Hon's attorney.
After receiving the threat to sue letter, I was able to confirm by interviewing Ms Hon's common law husband who resided in her prior residence with her for five years, that the first business day after he and Ms. Hon filed the common law marriage form, Lee Hon came and removed his mother from the premises and placed her in an assisted living facility. That was in January. The same day Hon removed his momma and within the hour, all of her bank accounts were closed except one and it was drawn down to a minimum amount according to her common law husband who had access to her online banking. He alleges there was nearly a million dollars combined. Ms Hon was later deemed unable to make her own decisions at the time she signed the marriage certificate in Hon's effort to undo that marriage.
She was apparently competent enough to sign banking documents that day but not competent enough to decide who she loved and wanted to spend the rest of her days with.
The voter rolls show that Ms. Hon's mail in ballot was requested and mailed to Lee Hon's address and then submitted and accepted in the election AFTER the date Hon proclaims she was incompetent to sign a legal document. All that evidence is of record and despite the fact that her common law husband/caretaker asserts that she never requested the mail in ballot, no one seems to want to look into that. Then the only witness that could prove she did not request the ballot, a precious lady by all accounts, died suddenly.
In his efforts to silence The Sentinel, Hon told the Rangers that Scheleana Hock secreted me out damning 'sensitive' information and that I published the address where his mother lived. The charade of a 'trial' that Hon put the County Clerk thru and the statement Hon's own attorney provided in the threat to sue letter PROVE Hon is willing to lie on people and press false charges for political purpose. THAT is the defintion of corruption.
COUNTY CLERK TRIAL LABELS LIMA
About 30 people attended the hearing on the County Clerk's effort to keep her private phone messages private from the prying eyes of the politically motivated District Attorney, William Lee Hon. At one point in the arguments, Hon admitted the text messages may well be private but until he gets to see them, he won't know that. Hon also attempted to make his case by presuming the records to be 'public records' already, kind of like the 'assumed close' salesman's tactic on a used car deal. He was citing parts of the Texas 552. statutes dealing with production obligations for "Public records" that the Clerk maintains for the public under color of office.
There was a narrow focus on the two items before Honorable Michael Miller that was well maintianed. Motion for Protection and Motion to compel. McGee argued to protect Ms. Hock's private phone messages. Hon argued to compel their production.
My first impression of Judge Miller was, "has he ever read the 552. statutes?" but as the hearing progressed it soon became obvious his targeted, "not clear on" questions were bringing the absolute core issues to the front and had both attorneys digging and explaining their position.
It was during this exchange that the judge made clear that these open records requests were extremely narrow calling the three requests, "targeted requests". Hon admitted they were by saying of the incident, "Look what this Idiot Lima sent that popped up on a blog the next day." All of Hon's effort and county expenditure has been to determine who Ms. Hock sent the graphic to that was eventually shared with me and that I published.
Hon mentioning, "a blog" gave McGee the opening and opportunity to clarify to the judge, "It is no secret that the blog Mr. Hon mentioned is The Sentinel Alert and owner Steve Watson whom DA Hon is prosecuting on criminal charges". The judge quickly turned the focus back onto the matters before the court at which point, Attny McGee pointed out that DA Hon opened the topic of "The Blog".
The topic of a prior and possibly the earliest motion of the defense to "Disqualify" DA Hon from prosecuting because he is the County's attorney obligated to defend Ms. Hock and also that Hon is a fact witness was touched on but not resolved or directly addressed by the court in order to maintain the narrow focus. Hon argued that he was entitled to prosecute his own county clerk by pointing out he was currently prosecuting a local constable for wrong doing.
Hon stated in court that he couldn't find any case in the last few years where he gave Ms. Hock legal advice on an open records request issue although The Sentinel has published the official email from Hon on his letter head to Ms. Hock instructing her to forward any open records requests received in her office from Steve Watson to his office. He gave her legal advice in that correspondence. Ms Hock complied and submitted the O.R. Request to him. Bill Lee 'the kid' Hon is just a damn liar. He can't help himself. Just like the call to the Rangers Hon made claiming Ms. Hock released 'sensitive documents' from her office to me in the past when the truth The Rangers found was that I walked in and bought a copy of a public record from her deputy for a dollar. Or how about his lies to the special prosecutor/Grand Jury used to indict me and his lies to The Rangers claiming I published his momma's address when he knew that she had moved almost a month before I published my story but witheld that exculpatory evidence?
This guy needs to go out in cuffs for his crimes. It is that simple. The longer Hon is allowed to stand there flat footed and lie to District Judges, Ignore District Judge orders and withold exculpatory evidence, the more legitimate cases he has prosecuted that are now clouded by him even touching them. Especially when he hires Tommy Coleman, infamous for his Morton murder evidence witholding, as his right hand man. And to think that Senator Babin endorses them both for Federal prosecutor positions. What a joke this clown has made of the prosecutor's office in Polk county. That is a shame because he has some ADA's that do a great job and are highly respected in the community.
Odd but true is the fact that the one thing that tells me more about Hon than all of his illegal, immoral an unethical antics is this: Wearing suits with padded shoulders. Every time he raised his arm, it looked like half his upper arm was coming out of his side about six inches below the 'artifical shoulder horizon' that padding afforded when he stood still. The padding was designed to add about six inches to his shoulder width giving the impression that he had manly broad shoulders. Just another lie.
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