Fraud case against Senator Uresti turns salacious

Pratt on TexasA great headline: “Uresti says prosecutors withheld steamy texts that could help criminal case.”

It comes from coverage in the San Antonio Express-News of state Senator Carlos Uresti’s upcoming criminal trial. Uresti says the salacious text messages sent between one of his co-defendants and main witness against him, Denise Cantu, cast doubt on her credibility.

Don’t you love these cases where bad stuff needs to be released because it might make one appear less guilty of the other bad stuff?

I’m not sure that the text messages do much to lessen the credibility of Ms. Cantu who just last month was charged with aggravated robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in Harlingen, the second time this year she’s been charged with aggravated assault.

Don’t you love these cases where bad stuff needs to be released because it might make one appear less guilty of the other bad stuff?

All of which makes one guess that the prosecution, if not utterly incompetent, has much other solid evidence against Senator Uresti and his pals in the FourWinds fracking fraud case.

If the government is suppressing evidence those officials should face charges themselves. But my guess is that the sexed-up texting issue is yet another side-show of desperate men on the cusp of a fall from the big-time to life behind bars.

A jury will decide, and hear all sides, soon enough.

What do you think?...

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