Ex-Central Texas Judge, Prosecutor Ag...

Ex-Central Texas Judge, Prosecutor Agrees To Jail Time

There are 1 comment on the KWTX story from Nov 8, 2013, titled Ex-Central Texas Judge, Prosecutor Agrees To Jail Time. In it, KWTX reports that:

Former Williamson County State District Judge Ken Anderson, accused withholding evidence as a prosecutor in a murder trial that sent an innocent man to prison for nearly 25 years, agreed Friday to serve 10 days in jail and to complete 500 hours of community service.

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#1 Nov 9, 2013
So the good ole boy system prevails.
The taxpayers of WIlliamson county should be screaming and jumping up and down at this mis-managed "justice". Ken Anderson has cost the county MILLIONS of dollars in court costs because of his deceit and debauchery. In addition, he will cost the state of Texas millions that must be paid back to Michael Morton for his wrongful conviction at the hands of Ken Anderson. Further, Ken Anderson still will be allowed to draw full pension at taxpayer expense. SOOOO, PLEASE TELL THE CLASS how 10 days in jail, a $500 fine, and 200hours of community service will even BEGIN to pay the taxpayers back for the willful abuse of power that Ken Anderson perpetuated in just THIS CASE while he occupied the DA's position?
The current DA now has the task of going through EVERY case that Ken Anderson touched, to be sure that justice was correctly served, which will cost us all EVEN MORE MONEY.
In my opinion, Mr. Anderson should have to do the following:
1) all of his retirement should go towards paying the debt his deceit caused, ie, the court costs and the subsequent investigations by the current DA of all his back cases.
2) He should have to work off the remaining amounts of his debt to society by being paid an hourly wage cleaning jail cells, washing city/county vehicles, mopping floors, cleaning toilets, painting woodwork, picking up litter, and volunteering for every noble cause in the village, such as driving people to and from voting polls, to the doctor, to church.
A TEN DAY SENTENCE for sending an innocent man to jail for 26 years, and hiding evidence that would have exonerated that man?
I guess the message to all young people in this county is that you can committ white collar crime, and if you know the right people, you won't have to do the time. But if you areconvicted of a blue collar crime, You'll go to jail for years if not life, whether you
are guilty or not.
Williamson County should hold their heads down in shame for allowing this to go by without batting an eyelash.
How many more of these public "servants" will be allowed to walk free after trashing their jobs, the office they held, or the branch of goverment they occupied?
Is it any wonder that when you let local folks lie, steal, cheat, and engage in fraudulant practices, you will also have the same at each tier of government all the way to the top?
This is disgusting.

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