Potter County sheriff convicted in pu...

Potter County sheriff convicted in public corruption case

There are 11 comments on the KLTV Tyler story from Jun 13, 2008, titled Potter County sheriff convicted in public corruption case. In it, KLTV Tyler reports that:

A sheriff in the Texas Panhandle faces up to life in prison after being convicted of accepting bribes in a public corruption case.

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Question

Amarillo, TX

#1 Jun 13, 2008
Will he get life?
ad5ez

Amarillo, TX

#2 Jun 13, 2008
Why does it have to be over 2 years? You'd think he had murdered someone or molested a small child. They got their priorities mixed up somewhere. Murderers get off for much less than what they are expecting for him.
drug bust

Greenville, NC

#3 Jun 14, 2008
Guys like Shumate always think they are above the law. I am glad he was caught & now its time for shumate to go meet Bubba. There are a lot of guys at the Big house that would love to get to know Mike a little better. Good luck Mike don't drop the soap
Shumate meets Bubba

Greenville, NC

#4 Jun 14, 2008
Guys like Shumate always think they are above the law. I am glad he was caught & now its time for shumate to go meet Bubba. There are a lot of guys at the Big house that would love to get to know Mike a little better. Good luck Mike
Karma

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Jun 14, 2008
He was offered a plea bargain two weeks ago for 2 years deferred probation ..... but again he thought he was above the law and didnt accept it. Yes.... he should be held to a higher standard and two years would barely reach minimum!!!! We voted him into to office and HE abused it!!!! What do you think is fair?????
Rick

United States

#6 Jun 15, 2008
You know its amazing how many arm chair judges we have out there in cyberspace. The see something on televison and like a dog stealing a bone they pick it up and run with it..kinda sad aint it..ya know i remember not long ago the president of the USA was pokin this old gal in his office,he got found out, and three quarters of the voting public made him a folk hero. His wife found out about it and many others and stayed married to him. they got somehow mixed up in a little abuse of office at a federal level and skated through it all with no problems..Dont make no sense does it how Shumate gets criticized by all the low lifes in amarillo, when they themselves would take a few extra dollars from you no matter where it came from. Stolen goods, drugs,prostitution, no matter they would be right there if it was offered.They talk about how he was elected in good faith and he stepped out of line, yet our president gets a pat on the back...That tells you how intelligent most of the people are who take the time to write all this intelligent crap are. Folks if you werent there, and you dont know him or actually what happened, except what you heard on television, and we all know that to be gospel, right? Just keep your stupid immature, second grade comments to yourself, you dont impress any one when you make such memorable comments as he shouldnt drop the soap, or let him go meet bubba... it only shows YOUR itelligence level and the grade level you dropped out of school in. So if my comments offend you, and im sure there is a few out there who will really have some words of wisdom for me, dont waste your time ive heard it all..have a good one my friend have a good one...
Shumate meets Bubba

Greenville, NC

#7 Jun 17, 2008
Rick does your name really start with a P ? What a loser you are. I am not a drop out nor have I ever had trouble with the Law. Its just pretty much comon sense to look over the years & see Shumate getting in & out of trouble of his own making. He finally got caught & now its time for justice. Unlike you Prick I don't have to steal.

Since: Apr 08

Hurricane, WV

#8 Jun 17, 2008
well there you go 6 months outa life..pretty good
Rose

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 19, 2008
Rick wrote:
You know its amazing how many arm chair judges we have out there in cyberspace. The see something on televison and like a dog stealing a bone they pick it up and run with it..kinda sad aint it..ya know i remember not long ago the president of the USA was pokin this old gal in his office,he got found out, and three quarters of the voting public made him a folk hero. His wife found out about it and many others and stayed married to him. they got somehow mixed up in a little abuse of office at a federal level and skated through it all with no problems..Dont make no sense does it how Shumate gets criticized by all the low lifes in amarillo, when they themselves would take a few extra dollars from you no matter where it came from. Stolen goods, drugs,prostitution, no matter they would be right there if it was offered.They talk about how he was elected in good faith and he stepped out of line, yet our president gets a pat on the back...That tells you how intelligent most of the people are who take the time to write all this intelligent crap are. Folks if you werent there, and you dont know him or actually what happened, except what you heard on television, and we all know that to be gospel, right? Just keep your stupid immature, second grade comments to yourself, you dont impress any one when you make such memorable comments as he shouldnt drop the soap, or let him go meet bubba... it only shows YOUR itelligence level and the grade level you dropped out of school in. So if my comments offend you, and im sure there is a few out there who will really have some words of wisdom for me, dont waste your time ive heard it all..have a good one my friend have a good one...
You didn't miss your chance for getting political,right? I think that President you're talking about very well represents Americans. It's all about affairs, divorces,sex and drugs.As for Shumate, he should be glad he lives in the Panhandle where certain cheaters get away with crime because that's what it was-a CRIME.
The Judge

San Antonio, TX

#10 Jun 19, 2008
Shumate's sentence was nothing. Unfortunately, there are those who get away even with murder, but there is another judge that we all have to face sooner or later.
Question

Amarillo, TX

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Yep....Karma

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