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On February 24, 2012, a Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted the Mayor of Patton Village Pamela Munoz and other city officials after a thorough investigation by the Montgomery County District Attorney Office – Public Integrity Division, the FBI, the Texas Rangers, the Department of Public Safety – Regulatory Crimes Bureau, the United States Department of Agriculture – Office of Inspector General and the DEA. In late September, 2011, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office – Public Integrity Division received information concerning possible illegal activity on the part of City of Patton Village officials and employees. With this information, the District Attorney’s Office and Texas Rangers executed a search warrant on the City of Patton Village on October 4, 2011. During the search warrant execution, computers, financial reports, payroll records, invoices, contracts, bank records, and other documents and reports were obtained. Over the course of several months, with the assistance of the FBI, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Public Safety, investigators uncovered evidence that the Grand Jury determined amounted to probable cause and believed that various criminal offenses on the part of the Mayor Pamela Munoz, city employees and current and former police officers were committed. These offenses include Abuse of Official Capacity, Misuse of Official Information, Misapplication of Fiduciary Property, Securing Execution of Document by Deception, and Theft by a Public Servant and they range from 2nd Degree Felonies to Class B Misdemeanors. In total, 7 individuals were indicted by the Grand Jury. Those individuals include the Mayor, Pamela Munoz, the City Secretary Georgia Simons, the Court Clerk Patricia Edmondson, and current and former police officers Kenneth McLin, Michael Seymour, William Martin, and Deangelo Lavergne. Additionally, as a result of this investigation, three other former police officers were charged with additional criminal offenses in surrounding counties. Many of these individuals were arrested on active warrants this afternoon. Phil Grant: “The citizens of Montgomery County have asked that our office aggressively seek and investigate allegations of public corruption and unfortunately, it appears the City of Patton Village is the latest example of public officials and police officers using city funds and property for their personal benefit.” Tyler Dunman: “In Montgomery County, public officials will be expected to act both lawfully and responsibly when dealing with public funds and property and we look forward to presenting these cases to a jury at the appropriate time.”
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My intentions have always been good to pay my parking citations. But as time passed I just never got around to it. But the City of Houston got around to me. While I was out working on a report Friday in my personal vehicle the car caught the attention of parking enforcement.
The next thing I knew I had a boot on my car. The attendants were nice enough. They said they’d come right back and remove the boot after I pay for my outstanding citations. I have my fingers crossed. But let this be a lesson to all of us. Take care of those parking tickets.
In the wake of Whitney Houston’s death, many have been sharing their thoughts, stories and opinions about the late singer. But according to actress Meagan Good, Houston was preparing to tell her own life’s story with a biopic and was considering none other than Good to play her in the film.Good broke the news about the planned biopic in an interview with E! Online, revealing that she and Houston had begun initial talks about creating the film.“We were fairly in the beginning stages,” Good said. “We were supposed to meet today actually.”Good said that the two were in the middle of discussing exactly how the film should end; on a high note or a low note.“My feeling is because she has the film Sparkle coming out and she’s brilliant in it and she looks beautiful and healthy — my feeling was that’s how we should end the movie — as a new beginning for her,” Good said.Since Houston’s death, all plans for the film have halted and Good says it’s too soon to think about resuming plans. But when the plans are revived, she says she will not attempt to do her own singing in the film.“I don’t think we’ve ever had a singer in history that I remember that could sing like her,” she said. “Plus, when people see someone’s life story they want to hear that person’s voice, because they connect with it in their spirit and their soul. So you would have to use her voice.”As the interview came to an end, Good became teary-eyed as she recalled her late friend’s vibrant personality and referred to her in the present tense.“For anybody spending time around Whitney, she’s so much fun,” she said. “She’s got just [has] a sassy attitude and is very funny and funky. She’s definitely a fun person to be around.”Let us know what you think about Good playing Houston in the comments below and check out a list of great film biopics after the cut. – nicholas robinson