Armando is at it again
legit

Corpus Christi, TX

#1 May 25, 2012
Armando is at it again! He gave this girl and her parents preferential treatment and refuses to release a letter he wrote to the Alice ISD to ensure she graduates. You crooked b@[email protected]!

http://alice24-7.com/da-wont-release-question...
ruby

Corpus Christi, TX

#2 May 25, 2012
Come on your are a Carlos Garcia voter a (sour loser)
legit wrote:
Armando is at it again! He gave this girl and her parents preferential treatment and refuses to release a letter he wrote to the Alice ISD to ensure she graduates. You crooked b@[email protected]!
http://alice24-7.com/da-wont-release-question...
wake up

Corpus Christi, TX

#4 May 26, 2012
legit wrote:
Armando is at it again! He gave this girl and her parents preferential treatment and refuses to release a letter he wrote to the Alice ISD to ensure she graduates. You crooked b@[email protected]!
http://alice24-7.com/da-wont-release-question...
Need all voters to read this.
sack of caca

United States

#5 May 26, 2012
The bigger issue should be, why is the school even involved. She was not arrested at school therefore they should not be doing any punishing. On the other hand, Barrera should not be helping her either.
ruby

Corpus Christi, TX

#6 May 26, 2012
That is the job for an attorney firm to protect you rights!!
sack of caca wrote:
The bigger issue should be, why is the school even involved. She was not arrested at school therefore they should not be doing any punishing. On the other hand, Barrera should not be helping her either.
Who

United States

#7 May 27, 2012
1 min ago




http://204.65.203.5/public/529 962.pdf

http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/camp ...

Wow, can someone explain what a canvaser duties are. Was'nt that lady that got convicted of voter fraud last election a canvasor for Armando. There's pretty good money in that job. Just wondering why certain people only get $100 and others get $150, and sum much more. It must be true that there is no honor between crooks i guess.
wake up

Corpus Christi, TX

#8 May 27, 2012
Heard Mr Byington on the radio talking for Armando Barrera , The Byingtons were completely against Armando till Armando found out about it and offered Albert Jr a job with big bucks. Mr Byington, like the saying goes, MONEY TALKS AND BULLSHIT WALKS.
upset

Houston, TX

#9 May 27, 2012
I just read the newspaper, and this cockroach, decides to throw my cousing Erika DeLeon, into his political campaign! You've really stooped low this time Armando! How dare you use a deceased family member for your political gain? If you want to talk about how many cases you've won, or lost; then do it! But don't you dare be using Erikas' name to your advantage!! You've really stooped to an all time low! You havn't even prosecuted Chevo DeLeon, and you are already using our Erika! Cockroach!
Hope

Corpus Christi, TX

#10 May 27, 2012
You have all the right to be upset. Sorry for yours and your famlies loss. I thought the same thing when I read the ad.
CITIZEN

United States

#11 May 27, 2012
legit wrote:
Armando is at it again! He gave this girl and her parents preferential treatment and refuses to release a letter he wrote to the Alice ISD to ensure she graduates. You crooked b@[email protected]!
http://alice24-7.com/da-wont-release-question...
This is exactly what Rafaela does here in Brooks County...Look who is working for Armando.
joker

United States

#12 May 27, 2012
heard he was with elizabeth and her sister he gave butt butt money to take her vato out of jail ...
Wow

United States

#13 May 28, 2012
joker wrote:
heard he was with elizabeth and her sister he gave butt butt money to take her vato out of jail ...
you heard wrong!!
wow29

Edroy, TX

#14 May 28, 2012
sack of caca wrote:
The bigger issue should be, why is the school even involved. She was not arrested at school therefore they should not be doing any punishing. On the other hand, Barrera should not be helping her either.
The reason the school is involved is because she was a Varsity Softball Player at the time of the incident and the Police Department called and notified the Principal. It's one BIG mess with her situation since he says charged were not dropped but indicates otherwise on the letter. She is facing a misdemeanor charge along with a felony charge because they found cocaine in the room as well. The felony charge would keep her from graduating and from receiving the scholarships she was awarded. That was something she should of thought about before going to a hotel room with a bunch of guys and drugs in the room.
abc123

Corpus Christi, TX

#15 May 28, 2012
upset wrote:
I just read the newspaper, and this cockroach, decides to throw my cousing Erika DeLeon, into his political campaign! You've really stooped low this time Armando! How dare you use a deceased family member for your political gain? If you want to talk about how many cases you've won, or lost; then do it! But don't you dare be using Erikas' name to your advantage!! You've really stooped to an all time low! You havn't even prosecuted Chevo DeLeon, and you are already using our Erika! Cockroach!
I'm so sorry for your lose, Erika was a great person/mother as well!
In what newspaper did you read that article & when?
com on man

San Antonio, TX

#16 May 28, 2012
Armando sucks in the case of Bertha them fools got 4 yrs for killing elderly lady because there was no proof este vato didn't even try do you know the amount of unsolved murders in Brooks county u don't want to know. boo for Armando no evidence means no Da
alice 24-7

Corpus Christi, TX

#17 May 28, 2012
Here's an article in the alice 24-7 newspaper.
How many of you knew that Sonny Villareal is this County "Crime Victim’s Advocate" at a pay rate of $40,000 a year.

Israel “Sonny” Villarreal serves as the Jim Wells County Crime Victim’s Advocate. He’s apparently had this job for about three years, hired by 79th District Attorney Armando Barrera. He earns $40,000 per year with benefits. But there seem to be some problems with his employment; no one seems to know who he is, and he has another full-time job.
Villarreal is employed as a physician’s liaison with Healthcare Unlimited, a Brooks County home health agency. He’s had this job for seven years – all confirmed in a deposition he gave in a case that was overturned for jury tampering after it was discovered he was talking by telephone with the jury foreman. In that case, in which he was a witness, his employer was the defendant and won the first trial.
After my column last week detailing the problems with Barrera’s lack of communicating with victims, I was asked why we did not have a victims’ advocate as mandated by state law. That’s when I discovered we do. But nearly no one in the courthouse, including the district judge’s office, district clerk’s office or even the district attorney’s office – where he is employed – were aware of this.
When Armando Barrera first announced plans to seek the district attorney’s position for the 79th District of Texas four years ago, some folks were skeptical. After all, he had never completely proven himself as a litigator. That coupled with his indictment and arrest as part of an “organized crime ring” did little to help with his credibility.
Barrera promised us he would bring respect, honesty, integrity and openness to his office. In four years, we are learning he is failing miserably. Perhaps nothing has been as disappointing as the way he has treated the victims of crime.
After his election, Barrera decided to make an example of former D.A. Joe Frank Garza. He launched an investigation and worked diligently to put Garza behind bars for misuse of funds. It seems Barrera has found a more “legal” way to commit the same wrongdoing.
A family
seeking justice
As I reported last week, the Juan Sifuentes family prays for justice in the alleged murder of their son, Juan Sifuentes III. It has been nearly 10 months and Barrera uses as his excuse he has not yet received the case from the Alice Police Department. He will not accept a case piecemeal.
So why then did Barrera provide a letter stating he was not going to pursue charges against an Alice high school softball star before a big game? He did not yet have the file – neither did anyone from the D.A.’s office. He also was not truthful when telling a member of this newspaper’s staff what was included in the letter. Was he trying to buy some favor or worse, a few votes?
Barrera should begin preparing now for an onslaught of criminal defense attorneys who have had a client go to jail for drug possession. I suspect many of them may be contacting his office wondering why their clients didn’t get the same once-in-a-lifetime deal.
Can’t get it right
Following up on a tip, I presented a Freedom of Information request to 79th District Judge Richard Terrell’s office for any written communications he had sent admonishing the D.A.’s office for errors. I was stunned with what I received.
A thick handful of written complaints were handed over to me and upon expressing concern over how many existed, I learned I was wrong.
What I was holding were only the complaints for Brooks County. The stack for Jim Wells County was much thicker.
I’d love to share some of them with you, but I’m on a deadline and have limited space. Perhaps another time. I will simply say many of the mistakes are repeated at least once and range from minor to more severe.
alice 24-7

Corpus Christi, TX

#18 May 28, 2012
I for one did not know Sonny Villareal was our Crime Victim Advocate, hired by Armando at $40000 a year, plus what he makes working for that Home Health Co.. Here's the article in the paper.

Israel “Sonny” Villarreal serves as the Jim Wells County Crime Victim’s Advocate. He’s apparently had this job for about three years, hired by 79th District Attorney Armando Barrera. He earns $40,000 per year with benefits. But there seem to be some problems with his employment; no one seems to know who he is, and he has another full-time job.

Villarreal is employed as a physician’s liaison with Healthcare Unlimited, a Brooks County home health agency. He’s had this job for seven years – all confirmed in a deposition he gave in a case that was overturned for jury tampering after it was discovered he was talking by telephone with the jury foreman. In that case, in which he was a witness, his employer was the defendant and won the first trial.

After my column last week detailing the problems with Barrera’s lack of communicating with victims, I was asked why we did not have a victims’ advocate as mandated by state law. That’s when I discovered we do. But nearly no one in the courthouse, including the district judge’s office, district clerk’s office or even the district attorney’s office – where he is employed – were aware of this.

When Armando Barrera first announced plans to seek the district attorney’s position for the 79th District of Texas four years ago, some folks were skeptical. After all, he had never completely proven himself as a litigator. That coupled with his indictment and arrest as part of an “organized crime ring” did little to help with his credibility.

Barrera promised us he would bring respect, honesty, integrity and openness to his office. In four years, we are learning he is failing miserably. Perhaps nothing has been as disappointing as the way he has treated the victims of crime.
After his election, Barrera decided to make an example of former D.A. Joe Frank Garza. He launched an investigation and worked diligently to put Garza behind bars for misuse of funds. It seems Barrera has found a more “legal” way to commit the same wrongdoing.

A family
seeking justice
As I reported last week, the Juan Sifuentes family prays for justice in the alleged murder of their son, Juan Sifuentes III. It has been nearly 10 months and Barrera uses as his excuse he has not yet received the case from the Alice Police Department. He will not accept a case piecemeal.

So why then did Barrera provide a letter stating he was not going to pursue charges against an Alice high school softball star before a big game? He did not yet have the file – neither did anyone from the D.A.’s office. He also was not truthful when telling a member of this newspaper’s staff what was included in the letter. Was he trying to buy some favor or worse, a few votes?
Barrera should begin preparing now for an onslaught of criminal defense attorneys who have had a client go to jail for drug possession. I suspect many of them may be contacting his office wondering why their clients didn’t get the same once-in-a-lifetime deal.

Can’t get it right
Following up on a tip, I presented a Freedom of Information request to 79th District Judge Richard Terrell’s office for any written communications he had sent admonishing the D.A.’s office for errors. I was stunned with what I received.
A thick handful of written complaints were handed over to me and upon expressing concern over how many existed, I learned I was wrong.

What I was holding were only the complaints for Brooks County. The stack for Jim Wells County was much thicker.
I’d love to share some of them with you, but I’m on a deadline and have limited space. Perhaps another time. I will simply say many of the mistakes are repeated at least once and range from minor to more severe.

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