No action taken on motions to open pu...

No action taken on motions to open public corruption investigat...

There are 7 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 13, 2008, titled No action taken on motions to open public corruption investigat.... In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Past stories on FBI public corruption investigation More than two weeks after El Pasoan Carl Starr filed a motion seeking to make more files public in the ongoing public corruption case, he has yet to hear from ...

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Physicians Healthcare

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 15, 2008
Physicians Healthcare Associates needs to be investigated by the FBI. They have ties to Access Healthsource and NCED and they double dip in other ways, especially when it comes to the Medicaid program and how one of the doctor's there charged an elderly person's medicaid twice. The way they treat the elderly is atrocious and other abuses. Also, that whole thing with the president moonlighting and other questionable behavior is abusive and disturbing to say the least.
FBI, investigate Physicians Healthcare Associates and its President. There are things you should know and they think they can get away with though the whole city of El Paso knows about it. The doctors at PHA are so arrogant they think they can outsmart the anyone. Even you.
Vern Wallace

El Paso, TX

#2 Apr 15, 2008
The things people get away with is a sad way of how life is.
Pure Evil

El Paso, TX

#3 Apr 15, 2008
Those lying Doctors at Physicians Healthcare are failures as business people, doctors and as people.

Pure Evil

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Since: Feb 08


#4 Apr 28, 2008
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD D. THOMPSON and GLYN ROBERT CHAMBERS, Defendant.CR 3-92-003-R UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, DALLAS DIVISION 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9368; 19 Media L. Rep. 2158 March 6, 1992, Decided March 6, 1992, Filed DISPOSITION:[*1] GRANTED. CASE SUMMARY PROCEDURAL POSTURE: In a criminal case, defendant entered a plea agreement of guilty to charges of conspiring with others to import more than 5 kilos of cocaine into the United States from Mexico in violation of 21 U.S.C.S.§§ 952(a) and 960(a)(1). The court sealed the plea agreement. A newspaper filed a motion to intervene and unseal the agreement to permit access by the public and press. OVERVIEW: As a preliminary matter, the court granted the newspaper's motion to intervene because the newspaper had an interest in the dispute that was not represented by either of the parties. The court noted that the First Amendment guaranteed the press and the public a general right of access to court proceedings and court documents, including plea agreements. Denial of the right was permitted only upon a showing of a compelling government interest, and the denial was required to be narrowly tailored to satisfy that interest. Because neither defendant nor the government articulated a compelling interest to keep the plea agreement under seal, the court ordered that the entire agreement was to be made available to the public. OUTCOME: The court granted the newspaper's motion to intervene, ordered that the plea agreement be unsealed, and gave defendant and the government time to respond to the order and show cause why the plea agreement should remain under seal.
Carl Starr

El Paso, TX

#5 May 5, 2008
Plea bargain disclosed - Accord to be unsealed in ex-sheriff's case
The Dallas Morning News - March 17, 1992
Author: Dan Shine, Staff Writer of The Dallas Morning News

A federal judge has agreed to unseal the plea bargain under which former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges.

Judge Jerry Buchmeyer will make the plea agreement available to the public at 3 p.m. Thursday unless Mr. Thompson or prosecutors can convince him that the arrangement should remain sealed.

Mr. Thompson pleaded guilty last month to one count of conspiracy to import 2,400 pounds of cocaine into the United States from Mexico. He is scheduled to be sentenced in May.

On Dec. 4, narcotics officers seized 2,421 pounds of cocaine in a horse trailer parked at the Presidio County fairgrounds in Marfa, in far West Texas. Mr. Thompson said before the indictment that the drugs were being used in a reverse sting.

Mr. Thompson asked that the plea agreement be sealed, and prosecutors did not object.

On Feb. 13, The Dallas Morning News filed a motion to have the plea agreement unsealed. Judge Buchmeyer agreed with The News, saying the First Amendment guarantees the news media and the public access to court proceedings and court documents, including plea agreements. "Denial of the right is permitted only upon a showing of a compelling government interest, and must be narrowly tailored to satisfy that interest," Judge Buchmeyer wrote. "In this case, neither Thompson nor the government has articulated a compelling interest to keep the plea agreement under seal."

Mr. Thompson and prosecutors have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to state reasons for keeping the agreement secret.

U.S. District Court [LIVE]
Western District of Texas (Pecos)

Date Filed: 01/09/1992
Assigned to: Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer
Appeals court case numbers: 03-50381, 05-51597

Defendant (1)
Richard Dee Thompson represented by Barry Crutchfield
2nd Floor, McCrory Bldg.
Lovington, NM 88260
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Highest Offense Level (Opening)

Terminated Counts
(1) Dismissed counts 1,2,4 on Govt's motion
(2) Dismissed counts 1,2,4 on Govt's motion
(3) Defendant to be imprisoned for a life term; 5 years supervised release; $50 special assessment
(4) Dismissed counts 1,2,4 on Govt's motion

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)


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Carl Starr

El Paso, TX

#6 May 5, 2008
Times asks judge to unseal records in corruption case
St. Petersburg Times - October 24, 1992
Length: 325 words (Estimated printed pages: 2)

At an emergency hearing Friday, an attorney for the Times asked a federal judge to open sealed hearing transcripts in a Tampa courthouse corruption case. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich declined to immediately rule on the request, but said she would schedule a hearing on the matter next week. The Times' request concerns the case of Tampa lawyer Charles B. Corces, charged with racketeering for allegedly bribing a former state prosecutor to fix criminal cases.

“The Truth Must Come Out”

Since: Mar 09

State of Insanity

#7 Apr 7, 2009
EL Paso needs to know what is going on with the FBI investigation. Anthony Cobos has been implicated yet he is still in office and making decisions that affect our lives. We as El Pasoans have the right to see those documents and know wich one of our politicians are lying sacks of crap. I am here to voice our grivences against our public officials. I am here to fight the corruption. I am here to tell people like Richard Wiles that we are not going to put up with the lies and abuse anymore! I am here to say, your proffessional days are numbered. I don't care if your personal lawyer who is a member of your staff now has got you out of all your past problems, this is a whole new ballgame. Little Monster is at the mound now, can you handle the heat? Hey El Paso, Little Monster is here fight all these crooks. They may have been elected, but now they will be disected. Their every move will be put under a microscope, they will be forced to walk that fine line, and in the words of a corrupt law enforcement agent, "they should be held more responsible." Help me in my fight, no, in our fight.

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