El Paso lobbyist pleads guilty in public corruption case

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Tony Dill, a long-time El Paso lobbyist with close ties to the county judge, county commissioners and some former city representatives, pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges in relation to the ongoing ... Read more
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sameoldsameold

AOL

#1 Jun 18, 2008
County commissioner, Precinct 1
Annabell "Anna" Perez
Total contributions:$16,255.
$1,000: J. Robert Brown.
$500: James A. Martinez, Scott PAC, Enrique Moreno, Robert H. Hoy, Carlos Rincon, Woody Hunt.
$300: Melissa Herrera, Oscar Diaz de Leon, Jo Anne Bernal, Fernando Dorado, Stuart L. Leeds.
$250: James Brundage, Travis C. Johnson, John A. Wenke, Rafael Adame Jr., Virginia Braden.
$200: Rosalio Munoz, Jorge Luis Rivas, Emma C. Spalding, Jesus Mendez, Jose J. Baca, Art Fierro, Alfredo Perez, Irma Perez, J.O. Stewart Jr.
$150: Jose H. Gomez, Susan Munder Urbieta, Bertha A. Ontiveros, Alma Trejo, Kitty Schild.
$100: Leon W. Blevins, Valli Rallis, Ralph E. Girvin, Marina Lee, Rabab Fares,------> Tony Dill<-------, Edward M. Sosa, Manuel Romero, Wiley F. James, Alfonso Campa, Daniel H. Hernandez, Gloria Ambler, Daniel Mena, Marlene Gonzalez, Kathleen Salome-Smith, Tracy J. Yellen, Ian R. Kaplan, Kent Sutton, Francisco Dominguez, Clinton F. Cross, Kitty Schild, Pedro H. Neria, Teresa Almanzan, Lee A. Shapleigh, Carlos E. Cardenas, Robert W. Warach, Patricia L. Palafox, Ramiro and Belen Robles, Jeanne C. Collins, Andres E. Almanzan, Al Weisenberger, Stuart Schwartz, Margaret Rodriguez, Rosemary Neill, Joseph Sib Abraham, Penny L. Anderson, Ramon Gonzalez, Angelica Rosales, Daniel Ordonez, Jose R. Marquez, Oscar Diaz de Leon, Ricardo Marquez, Julie Gonzalez, Edward M. Sosa, Barbara Perez, Josefina J. Brostrom, Jorge Luis Rivas Jr., Paul Gray, Ralph E. Girvin, Guadalupe Aponte
Justice

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 18, 2008
Here comes the ,"Cu Cui" Cobos and Teran...
Justice

El Paso, TX

#3 Jun 18, 2008
sameoldsameold wrote:
County commissioner, Precinct 1
Annabell "Anna" Perez
Total contributions:$16,255.
$1,000: J. Robert Brown.
$500: James A. Martinez, Scott PAC, Enrique Moreno, Robert H. Hoy, Carlos Rincon, Woody Hunt.
$300: Melissa Herrera, Oscar Diaz de Leon, Jo Anne Bernal, Fernando Dorado, Stuart L. Leeds.
$250: James Brundage, Travis C. Johnson, John A. Wenke, Rafael Adame Jr., Virginia Braden.
$200: Rosalio Munoz, Jorge Luis Rivas, Emma C. Spalding, Jesus Mendez, Jose J. Baca, Art Fierro, Alfredo Perez, Irma Perez, J.O. Stewart Jr.
$150: Jose H. Gomez, Susan Munder Urbieta, Bertha A. Ontiveros, Alma Trejo, Kitty Schild.
$100: Leon W. Blevins, Valli Rallis, Ralph E. Girvin, Marina Lee, Rabab Fares,------> Tony Dill<-------, Edward M. Sosa, Manuel Romero, Wiley F. James, Alfonso Campa, Daniel H. Hernandez, Gloria Ambler, Daniel Mena, Marlene Gonzalez, Kathleen Salome-Smith, Tracy J. Yellen, Ian R. Kaplan, Kent Sutton, Francisco Dominguez, Clinton F. Cross, Kitty Schild, Pedro H. Neria, Teresa Almanzan, Lee A. Shapleigh, Carlos E. Cardenas, Robert W. Warach, Patricia L. Palafox, Ramiro and Belen Robles, Jeanne C. Collins, Andres E. Almanzan, Al Weisenberger, Stuart Schwartz, Margaret Rodriguez, Rosemary Neill, Joseph Sib Abraham, Penny L. Anderson, Ramon Gonzalez, Angelica Rosales, Daniel Ordonez, Jose R. Marquez, Oscar Diaz de Leon, Ricardo Marquez, Julie Gonzalez, Edward M. Sosa, Barbara Perez, Josefina J. Brostrom, Jorge Luis Rivas Jr., Paul Gray, Ralph E. Girvin, Guadalupe Aponte
Rhetoric...
Jerry K

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 18, 2008
Not a good day for the Big Burrito. More bad days coming, too, but it has to be done.
If Obama is elected, expect to see this go away. If it's McCain, it will continue as it should.
LoveTheEastside

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 18, 2008
sameoldsameold wrote:
County commissioner, Precinct 1
Annabell "Anna" Perez
Total contributions:$16,255.
$1,000: J. Robert Brown.
$500: James A. Martinez, Scott PAC, Enrique Moreno, Robert H. Hoy, Carlos Rincon, Woody Hunt.
$300: Melissa Herrera, Oscar Diaz de Leon, Jo Anne Bernal, Fernando Dorado, Stuart L. Leeds.
$250: James Brundage, Travis C. Johnson, John A. Wenke, Rafael Adame Jr., Virginia Braden.
$200: Rosalio Munoz, Jorge Luis Rivas, Emma C. Spalding, Jesus Mendez, Jose J. Baca, Art Fierro, Alfredo Perez, Irma Perez, J.O. Stewart Jr.
$150: Jose H. Gomez, Susan Munder Urbieta, Bertha A. Ontiveros, Alma Trejo, Kitty Schild.
$100: Leon W. Blevins, Valli Rallis, Ralph E. Girvin, Marina Lee, Rabab Fares,------> Tony Dill<-------, Edward M. Sosa, Manuel Romero, Wiley F. James, Alfonso Campa, Daniel H. Hernandez, Gloria Ambler, Daniel Mena, Marlene Gonzalez, Kathleen Salome-Smith, Tracy J. Yellen, Ian R. Kaplan, Kent Sutton, Francisco Dominguez, Clinton F. Cross, Kitty Schild, Pedro H. Neria, Teresa Almanzan, Lee A. Shapleigh, Carlos E. Cardenas, Robert W. Warach, Patricia L. Palafox, Ramiro and Belen Robles, Jeanne C. Collins, Andres E. Almanzan, Al Weisenberger, Stuart Schwartz, Margaret Rodriguez, Rosemary Neill, Joseph Sib Abraham, Penny L. Anderson, Ramon Gonzalez, Angelica Rosales, Daniel Ordonez, Jose R. Marquez, Oscar Diaz de Leon, Ricardo Marquez, Julie Gonzalez, Edward M. Sosa, Barbara Perez, Josefina J. Brostrom, Jorge Luis Rivas Jr., Paul Gray, Ralph E. Girvin, Guadalupe Aponte
Sarinana, only you would have the xxxxx to post something likt this! Everyone knows you're the guy on the take. can't wait until you are GONE
DOT

El Paso, TX

#8 Jun 18, 2008
He also appears on finance reports for SISD Trustees:

Charlie Garcia
Barbara Perez (not Pena-Perez)
Martha Contreras

Since: Jun 08

The Land of FREEDOM

#9 Jun 18, 2008
*John Travis Ketner
*former chief of staff for El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos
*Former county Commissioner Elizabeth "Betti" Flores
*El Paso architect Bernardo Lucero Jr.
*Former El Paso Independent School District Trustee Carlos "Coach" Cordova
*Dallas investment banker Roberto "Bobby" Ruiz He is the former managing director for the Bear Stearns Cos. office in Dallas
*Dallas investment banker Christopher "Chris" Chol-Su Pak Pak is a former vice president for the Bear Stearns office in Dallas
*El Paso lawyer and former city Rep. Raymond Telles
*including 35 past or present public officials, 13 lawyers and three current or former judges.
* ALL PLEADED GUILTY

And a large portion of these corrupt PIGS are the same ones that want the U.S. and El Paso Tax Payers to pay for all the medical care of those who get wounded across the border (a different country all together) in mexico.
Wake up El Paso you are being used worse than a cheap pair of sneekers and this all starts with your mayor (cook).
Let-s take the gloves off

El Paso, TX

#10 Jun 18, 2008
Jerry K wrote:
Not a good day for the Big Burrito. More bad days coming, too, but it has to be done.
If Obama is elected, expect to see this go away. If it's McCain, it will continue as it should.
Did you not read the article--he unsuccessfully ran the Larry Francis Mayoral Campaign--Francis is a Republican. Too bad the former Mayor Westfall FBI protection umbrella is protecting the little group of cronies at the bank of the west conspiracy.
sameoldsameold

AOL

#11 Jun 18, 2008
I think Luis is a crook. I never believed ANNA was anything but a crook as well. That is where we differ. I refuse to pick sides in this political cesspool.

They way I see it...either Anna was willing to "play ball" or (giving her the benefit of the doubt) she was too dumb to know what was going at the county (part of her job). Either way she will prove to be worthless just like the rest of them.

for the AVERAGE citizen the status woe remains...thus....sameoldsameo ld.
R U Kidding

El Paso, TX

#12 Jun 18, 2008
Why does everyone insist on ruining a system where politicians can be bought for a $100 campaign contribution?

That's actually cheaper than having them tax us to death.
Ray The Which Doctor

United States

#13 Jun 18, 2008
Now, I wander what the FBI might find if they looked at the secret files of President GW Bush, and his Vice-President?
BookEm

AOL

#14 Jun 18, 2008
Tony Dill was a talentless worm. Will the next so called lobbyist please approach the bench! Let's see who could it be.... the name Mancera comes to mind. The same worm that called Carmen Felix a communist. Felix sues Mancera and gets a settlement of $5,000 and then Felix donates it to the Bowie high school band for uniforms.
And Mancera wants to run for Mayor? Haha.
Carl Starr

Edmond, OK

#15 Jun 18, 2008
I am happy corruption is being cleaned up, but what concerns me is there has been no grand jury indictments and the Judge appears to have no First Amendment sealing procedure in place, all agree that the purpose of the grand jury is to act as "a buffer between the people and a overzealous prosecutor" to quote case law, this combo of no indictments and closed courts to the extent we have here is alarming to me, few cases if any in the nation have yeilded 8 pleas with no indictments in such a 'star chamber' setting we have here...I expect a capitalist politician or three to be on the take...its human nature like ie greed etc but what our Consititution demands is open courts...as in another case law quote "the purpose of open courts is to ensure the prosecutor and Judge act responbily"....and that concern is bigger than any Tony Dill or Anthony Cobos...

Washington Post v. Robinson “The court held that under the First Amendment, plea agreements were open to the public and the press. Absent extraordinary cause, the public could be denied access only after notice on the public docket had been given of a motion to seal. This was so interested parties had an opportunity to be heard, and after specific findings were made that sealing the plea agreement was essential to preserve a compelling interest and was narrowly tailored to serve that interest. The necessary procedures were not followed and the justifications advanced by the government were not adequately demonstrated. OUTCOME: The court vacated the district court's affirmance, as well as the magistrate judge's decision to seal the plea agreement.…"In resolving the common law claim, we held that the press bore a threshold burden of showing that a compelling interest would be served by disclosure… Where the First Amendment supplies the right of access, the party seeking access has the benefit of the presumption that disclosure should be made; the burden is upon the proponent of closure to justify a closure order."; Washington Post, 807 F.2d at 390 ("Under the common law, a trial court's denial of access to documents is reviewed only for abuse of discretion. Under the First Amendment, on the other hand, such a denial must be 'necessitated by a compelling government interest, and ... narrowly tailored to serve that interest.'")… Looking first to the Magistrate Judge's January 30, 1990 order granting the government's motion to seal the entire plea agreement, we find that the minimum procedures necessary to protect the First Amendment right of access to plea agreements were not followed. Specifically, the government failed to provide notice of its January 30 motion to seal the plea agreement; the motion was oral, not written, and it was not docketed. The lack of notice was compounded by the failure of the Magistrate Judge to allow interested parties an opportunity to intervene before ruling on the motion…the Magistrate Judge failed to articulate any findings in support of the January 30 Order to seal the entire plea agreement. The government argues that a written motion to seal is not necessary because the plea hearing was open to the public and notice was effectively given in the open courtroom when the oral motion was made. We find advance notice of a motion to seal is necessary to afford interested parties an opportunity to intervene before the court hears and rules on the motion.”
wow

United States

#16 Jun 18, 2008
Carl Starr wrote:
I am happy corruption is being cleaned up, but what concerns me is there has been no grand jury indictments and the Judge appears to have no First Amendment sealing procedure in place, all agree that the purpose of the grand jury is to act as "a buffer between the people and a overzealous prosecutor" to quote case law, this combo of no indictments and closed courts to the extent we have here is alarming to me, few cases if any in the nation have yeilded 8 pleas with no indictments in such a 'star chamber' setting we have here...I expect a capitalist politician or three to be on the take...its human nature like ie greed etc but what our Consititution demands is open courts...as in another case law quote "the purpose of open courts is to ensure the prosecutor and Judge act responbily"....and that concern is bigger than any Tony Dill or Anthony Cobos...
Washington Post v. Robinson “The court held that under the First Amendment, plea agreements were open to the public and the press. Absent extraordinary cause, the public could be denied access only after notice on the public docket had been given of a motion to seal. This was so interested parties had an opportunity to be heard, and after specific findings were made that sealing the plea agreement was essential to preserve a compelling interest and was narrowly tailored to serve that interest. The necessary procedures were not followed and the justifications advanced by the government were not adequately demonstrated. OUTCOME: The court vacated the district court's affirmance, as well as the magistrate judge's decision to seal the plea agreement.…"In resolving the common law claim, we held that the press bore a threshold burden of showing that a compelling interest would be served by disclosure… Where the First Amendment supplies the right of access, the party seeking access has the benefit of the presumption that disclosure should be made; the burden is upon the proponent of closure to justify a closure order."; Washington Post, 807 F.2d at 390 ("Under the common law, a trial court's denial of access to documents is reviewed only for abuse of discretion. Under the First Amendment, on the other hand, such a denial must be 'necessitated by a compelling government interest, and ... narrowly tailored to serve that interest.'")… Looking first to the Magistrate Judge's January 30, 1990 order granting the government's motion to seal the entire plea agreement, we find that the minimum procedures necessary to protect the First Amendment right of access to plea agreements were not followed. Specifically, the government failed to provide notice of its January 30 motion to seal the plea agreement; the motion was oral, not written, and it was not docketed. The lack of notice was compounded by the failure of the Magistrate Judge to allow interested parties an opportunity to intervene before ruling on the motion…the Magistrate Judge failed to articulate any findings in support of the January 30 Order to seal the entire plea agreement. The government argues that a written motion to seal is not necessary because the plea hearing was open to the public and notice was effectively given in the open courtroom when the oral motion was made. We find advance notice of a motion to seal is necessary to afford interested parties an opportunity to intervene before the court hears and rules on the motion.”
yeah i guess
vatoman

El Paso, TX

#17 Jun 18, 2008
Tony Dill was the campaign manager for Anthony Cobos when Cobos ran for City Council. At the swearing in ceremony for that group that made up the Wardy Administration Cobos proudly announced to the television cameras that "El Paso is now open for Business." How true how true.
Tony Dill also worked as the lobbyist for the Associated Builders and this group was big contributors to the lackeys in the Wardy Administration. These builders and developers worked hard to supplant Ray Caballero with someone who thought like those Mayors of the past who did nothing but made sure that "The business of El Paso is Business." This same group of businessmen is working to replace Mayor John Cook with somebody like Fred Hervey, Jonathan Rogers, Larry Francis or Joe Wardy. The name Oscar Leeser keeps coming up and Tony Dill will continue coming up as having been a player/associate with this crowd. They will do all they can to control the destiny of this City particularly if it serves their vested interests. My hope is that this FBI investigation will clear up the web of corruption that not only infects local government but the business interests that want to control that government. Look for the name Robert Bowling of Tropicana Homes to plead real soon because he and his family are tied with Stanley Jobe, Marty Jobe, David Escobar, Luis Sariana, Anthony Cobos and the always entertaining Jose Alexandro Lozano. Don't forget Betty La Fea.
Sin/Fin
aguila

El Paso, TX

#18 Jun 18, 2008
Let-s take the gloves off wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you not read the article--he unsuccessfully ran the Larry Francis Mayoral Campaign--Francis is a Republican. Too bad the former Mayor Westfall FBI protection umbrella is protecting the little group of cronies at the bank of the west conspiracy.
When will these f..ng pigs going to jail!!!!
aguila

El Paso, TX

#19 Jun 18, 2008
Ray The Which Doctor wrote:
Now, I wander what the FBI might find if they looked at the secret files of President GW Bush, and his Vice-President?
Hey doctor, Bush wiil go down in history as a president who had the cajungas to go after these camelrider, raghead terrorists who killed 3000+ American civilians of all races!why all of you Obama , Clinton(Hellary & hornybill )kool-aid drinkers can't come out with something original, other than blaming Bush, even for the weather??? Go and get yourself informed before posting this idiotic, hearsay comments.
Paisano

AOL

#21 Jun 19, 2008
Oscar Leeser for Mayor? El Paso Hyundai is the worst dealership in El Paso. Those salesmen really know how to clip you.
Chuck

El Paso, TX

#22 Jun 19, 2008
Oops there goes another lobbyist.
Oops there goes another lobbyist.
Oops there goes another lobbyist now.

Yahooo!!!!!!!!!.bust all these freaking crooks.
Bring em down........and lets take back this town!
ike

Rancho Cordova, CA

#23 Jun 19, 2008
This is in El Paso, can you imagine the goings on in Washington DC?!?!?!?!?! This should not be a suprise people, it's been going on since they started this democracy farce.

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