Austin Lawyer, Bruce Garrison faces m...

Austin Lawyer, Bruce Garrison faces multiple forgery charges

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Pendiho

Pittston, PA

#1 Nov 27, 2007
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/st...
Bruce Garrison forged the names of at least three Travis County judges on bonds for his clients, according to warrants for his arrest.

By Joshunda Sanders
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
An Austin defense attorney who was charged in August with theft and drug possession is now wanted by police for forging the names of three Travis County judges to personal bonds, according to court documents.
Bruce Phillip Garrison, 37, is accused of forging the signatures of District Judge Jon Wisser, Judge Jan Breland and Judge Julie Kocurek. He faces three counts of tampering with a governmental record, a felony that carries a sentence of 2 to 20 years, and three counts of forgery, a felony that carries a sentence of 2 to 10 years. Each charge carries a bond of $10,000.
The district attorney's office investigated the case because of the nature of the crime.
Garrison is not in custody. He did not return calls to his law firm, Garrison, Attorney at Law, on Tuesday afternoon.
The affidavits say that Judge Breland initially noticed that Garrison might have forged her name on a document when another defense attorney brought up a personal bond with her name on it that she hadn't signed. A handwriting analyst later found similar forged signatures in cases brought before Judge Kocurek and Judge Wisser, the affidavit says.
A witness who sought to get his boyfriend out of jail on a personal bond told a lieutenant with the district attorney's office that he saw Garrison forge a judge's signature in September 2006, according to the affidavits.
"I have one more ace up my sleeve," Bruce told the witness, according to the affidavits.
According the affidavits, the witness said, "We went to his house where he produced a second bond form ... and signed Julie Kocurek's name at the bottom of the form.... He told me,'I do this all the time.' "
Interviewed today, Wisser said, "I was dismayed but not surprised.
"Mr. Garrison has a drug problem," Wisser said, "And people with drug problems steal from their families, and their desperation will lead them to do anything."
If Garrison is convicted, he will likely be disbarred, Wisser said. The forgery charges are "just one problem in a continuing saga."
Mayko Sanders

Cedar Park, TX

#2 Nov 28, 2007
George Thomas

Cedar Park, TX

#4 Nov 28, 2007
I found another article on Garrison.
http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp...
AUSTX

Cedar Park, TX

#5 Nov 29, 2007
He's lame...
Romi

Pittston, PA

#6 Dec 3, 2007
Watch it live while he turned himself in!

http://www.kvue.com/video/index.html...

LOL!
American

Austin, TX

#7 Dec 6, 2007
There is something in this country called the constitution which requires that all persons are innocent until proven guilty. It is unfortunate that without knowing all the facts people have already persecuted this person.
n21 austintx

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Dec 17, 2007
I'm one of the few people that Bruce Garrison screwed over. i think he should be disbarred and be given jail time. He needs to know that just because he is a lawyer he's not above the law.
Sage

United States

#9 Dec 19, 2007
n21 austin, I don't think you're the "few" people who got screwed over. I think you're one of MANY. People like you who have gotten improper services from him, especially you paid him money, should contact authorities. This guy thought you won't say anything because you're supposedly in tourble with law.
Monopoly

Saint Peters, MO

#10 Jan 8, 2008
I am also a victim of this drama but let me tell you it goes alot deeper. Look up James Matthew Malone who is in Travis County Jail. The Austin Meth connection that is controlled by crooked law enforcement is the culprit.
They let convicted sex offenders loose with a new identity to do there dirty work. They run identity theft rings, stolen vehicle rings, money laundering,
and as we see have control over attorneys and others in government and
the justice system of Travis County.The FBI and Justice Departmant need to investigate this scandel it is organized crime at its finest. Its about time the RICO laws are applied to the real culprits.If any one in the media reads this please contact me or look in to this I can provide a stack of documents that would blow this mess open.
Meth heads suck

United States

#11 Jan 17, 2008
Monopoly,

Shelton Green at KVUE who did the story on Bruce Garrison might be interested in your story. You can contact him via email. Here is his info.

http://www.kvue.com/aboutkvue/newsteam/green....

Or email APD via email. Someone will contact you back.
[email protected]

“CHANCE”

Since: Jan 08

A-Town

#12 Jan 24, 2008
former friend

San Marcos, TX

#13 Feb 4, 2008
I had to fire Bruce because he wouldn't show up until 12 or 1pm for my court dates and he would reset only to do it over and over again. The first times were my fault, I didn't have what was left of what I owed him. The last 3 times I came with cash and just wanted him to finalize a deal that was already agreed to by the prosecutor but by the time he showed, no one was there to do the paper work. Bruce was a good guy. His selection of clients and his habit did him in. I hope he is on his way to getting his life back on track. For all you haters, he was a public servant in Dallas before his troubles down here, and while his actions are inexcusable, he did do some good.
ha ha

Broadview Heights, OH

#14 Aug 2, 2008
American wrote:
There is something in this country called the constitution which requires that all persons are innocent until proven guilty. It is unfortunate that without knowing all the facts people have already persecuted this person.
Well, I know for a FACT he is guilty! Need proof? I got it!
enlighten1

Austin, TX

#15 Sep 27, 2008
His legal assistant was also in on All his illegal envolvments and she should be in jail as well.
Monopoly wrote:
I am also a victim of this drama but let me tell you it goes alot deeper. Look up James Matthew Malone who is in Travis County Jail. The Austin Meth connection that is controlled by crooked law enforcement is the culprit.
They let convicted sex offenders loose with a new identity to do there dirty work. They run identity theft rings, stolen vehicle rings, money laundering,
and as we see have control over attorneys and others in government and
the justice system of Travis County.The FBI and Justice Departmant need to investigate this scandel it is organized crime at its finest. Its about time the RICO laws are applied to the real culprits.If any one in the media reads this please contact me or look in to this I can provide a stack of documents that would blow this mess open.
Infowoman

Austin, TX

#17 Oct 22, 2008
From what I hear, he is now working at a treatment center trying to help other addicts. Maybe this won't be such a tragedy after all is said and done.
NickC21

Pompano Beach, FL

#18 Nov 11, 2008
I am one of the people he scrwed over too. I'm the reason he got caught witht the forgeries. He stole 2500 dollars and left me in jail. He's a Meth head and he needs disbarred, jail time, restitution, rehab, etc...
kris

AOL

#19 Feb 18, 2009
American wrote:
There is something in this country called the constitution which requires that all persons are innocent until proven guilty. It is unfortunate that without knowing all the facts people have already persecuted this person.
He stole 2500.00 from me and all of this is true. I DO KNOW. So maybe you ought to shut up unitlYOU know the facts!
kris

AOL

#20 Feb 18, 2009
All of the charges on Bruce are correct. So..maybe YOU ought to shut up until you know the facts.
kris

AOL

#21 Feb 18, 2009
enlighten1 wrote:
And by the way his legal assistant's name is Wendi Wade, she is a con artist along with her husband...Wendi and james Wade stole over 15,000 + from Bruce(if that makes you all feel any better)because like she said "he was to fucked up on drugs to notice". I agree with "join the community" there needs to be a serious investigation on this county.
GOOD!!! He deserves everything he gets. And dam right it makes me feel better.
kris

AOL

#22 Feb 18, 2009
ha ha wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I know for a FACT he is guilty! Need proof? I got it!
I have proof as well!!!

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