How To Bribe A Judge

How To Bribe A Judge

Listen in as some of Texas’ top judges are unmasked! You’ll hear from a disgraced San Antonio judge who went to prison for taking a bribe from the bench. And, we’re revealing a secret list of names of other judges and the attorneys involved in this outrageous practice in order to gain more favorable outcomes for their trials.

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January 31, 2023 36 min

Former Judge Angus McGinty is a convicted felon after admitting in court that he accepted bribes from an attorney in exchange for judicial favors.  How does McGinty make his way in the world now that he has the scarlet letter of being a judge who took a bribe.  Also, find out how you can read the still sealed secret FBI and court records used in this podcast.

 

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Break 1 – 9:12 Break 2 – 20:21 Summary: Investigative Reporter Brian Collister continues quizzing Judge Sid Harle on the numerous references to him in the FBI investigation into bribery in San Antonio courts. Including the sale of his family’s pickup truck, that the judge says just happened to be purchased by the son of the man who FBI agents says was bribing Harle and other judges.
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Investigative Reporter Brian Collister confronts Judge Sid Harle about allegations he took bribes while on the bench.  Harle takes aim at his accusers and says former Judge Angus McGinty was “stupid” and should have fought the bribery charges against him.

 

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January 10, 2023 24 min

There simply is no judge in San Antonio who has served longer, or is more respected than Sid Harle within the legal community.  Harle was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serves as the Presiding Judge of the 4th Administrative Judicial Region where he oversee all of the other judges in San Antonio and surrounding areas.  But Harle’s name is repeatedly mentioned in the secret FBI files from the bribery case of former judge...

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January 3, 2023 23 min
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In this episode, investigative reporter Brian Collister continues his conversation with Judge Bert Richardson about the allegation contained in the FBI files that he accepted a bribe.  A claim the judge vehemently denies.  Richardson describes what his relationship was like with the man at the center of the bribery scandal, attorney al Acevedo, and judge Richardson wants to know how the investigative reporter got the secret files.

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In this episode, Investigative Reporter Brian Collister talks to judge Bert Richardson who now sits on the highest criminal court in the State of Texas.  Inside the still sealed records from the FBI’s bribery investigation in 2013, an allegation that Richardson took $5,000 when he served as a District Judge in Bexar County.  The money supposedly given by attorney Al Acevedo in exchange for the judge handing one of his clients proba...

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In this episode, Investigative Reporter Brian Collister reveals more details inside the still sealed government records from the FBI’s corruption investigation into San Antonio judges.  These records show Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia was responsible for warning state judges at the Bexar County Courthouse of the FBI undercover sting.  But agents had already documented incriminating evidence against several judges, includ...

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In this episode, Investigative Reporter Brian Collister asks the former FBI agent who led the investigation into corruption at the Bexar County Courthouse why he didn’t record his interviews with former judge Angus McGinty and if he thinks attorney Al Acevedo was completely truthful in what he told the FBI about his corrupt influence over judges in San Antonio.  Also, you’ll hear the surprising answer from agent Carlisle when asked...

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This episode focuses on how sealed government records, obtained by investigative reporter Brian Collister, reveal how word of the FBI’s investigation into judicial corruption at the Bexar County Courthouse was leaked to the very judges it was targeting.  Envelopes of cash, gifts and free car repairs are handed out by lawyers in exchange for favorable court rulings.  In this episode, the names of those (including a Federal Judge) wh...

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This episode focuses on how sealed government records, obtained by investigative reporter Brian Collister, reveal how word of the FBI’s investigation into judicial corruption at the Bexar County Courthouse was leaked to the very judges it was targeting.  Envelopes of cash, gifts and free car repairs are handed out by lawyers in exchange for favorable court rulings.  In this episode, the names of those (including a Federal Judge) wh...

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In a surprisingly candid interview, former judge Angus McGinty explains how he allowed himself to be corruptly influenced by an attorney seeking favorable rulings in his court and did time in prison.  Investigative Reporter Brian Collister now confronts the McGinty with never before released details of the full FBI investigation into his corruption while on the bench.  The government documents have been a closely guarded secret, bu...

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You’ve never heard an interview like this! Investigative Reporter Brian Collister gets a disgraced San Antonio Texas judge who went to federal prison for taking a bribe to talk publicly before about the details of his criminal case.  Angus McGinty went from being a state district criminal court judge to convicted felon, so why did he do it?  Hear the former judge explain what happened in his case and describe the night FBI agents s...

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November 4, 2022 3 min

Listen in as some of Texas’ top judges are unmasked!  You’ll hear from a disgraced San Antonio judge who went to prison for taking a bribe from the bench. And, we’re revealing a secret list of names of other judges and the attorneys involved in this outrageous practice in order to gain more favorable outcomes for their trials. 

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