Longtime Constable Jack Abercia Arrested by Feds

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Abercia: Recently retired after 20 years.
Longtime Harris County Precinct One Constable Jack Abercia and two of his employees have been arrested and charged with bribery and unlawfully using a national criminal database for personal financial gain.

Abercia, 78, was arrested this morning along with Chief Lieutenant Weldon Kenneth Wiener and Office Chief Michael Butler on a 133-count indictment, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said.

"Assistance from the public is often critical in these very important investigations," said Morris. "Anyone with information about potential wrongdoing by a public official is urged to contact the FBI."

The feds say "Abercia and Wiener would, according to the indictment, solicit and accept cash bribes in return for having unauthorized criminal background checks run on prospective employees of various businesses."

They used the National Criminal Information Center database that way at least 11 times, prosecutors say.

They also charged Abercia and Butler with taking a $5,000 bribe to hire "an otherwise unqualified applicant for a deputy constable position."

Butler took the payment and gave $3,000 to Abercia, the indictment says.

If convicted of the conspiracy charge, all three face up to five years in prison. Abercia and Wiener will also face an additional five years in prison for each count of exceeding authorized computer access, while Abercia and Butler could also receive an additional 10 years in prison if convicted of the bribery charge. All 13 counts also include a possible fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release on each count.

The 20-year incumbet retired late last year after a Channel 13 investigation.

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Lindygate Case HarrisCounty
Lindygate Case HarrisCounty

 

If convicted of theconspiracy charge, all face up to five years in prison. Hickman , McDougal andUS deputy Ramos  will also face anadditional five years in prison for each count of exceeding authorized computeraccess, and while Ramos could also receive an additional 10 years in prison ifconvicted of the attempted murder of Carol Ann Davis .  All counts also include a possible fine of$250,000 and up to three years of supervised release on each count.

 

Assistance from the public isoften critical in these very important investigations," says the FBI AgentMorris. "Anyone with information about potential wrongdoing by a publicofficial is urged to contact the FBI."  But when Lindy and Carol Ann Davis, Joe Stellwent to the FBI about the BREAK IN pertaining to a ‘court case ‘in connection withTravis County Judge Elizabeth Earle’s Court and that AL TRIBBLE covered up thecrimes of the National Criminal Information Center database in 2002 after JudgeDiane Bull dismissed the charges – no evidence no mace to substantiate the charges. Lori Gillespie TML funded the cover upand the OAG joined in to help cover up the crimes of syndicate lawyers that inthis case ARE GOING TO JAIL just like SAM KENT did.

car repair dude
car repair dude

I guess the feds don't know about all the crooked wrecker service deals. He parntered with his puke ass son Mike.

Jim C
Jim C

You mean a Harris County constable is corrupt? I'm shocked!  Shocked, I tell you!

Jeff B
Jeff B

Term Limits fix many issues.

hanna
hanna

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soapboxderbyking
soapboxderbyking

If we can just get rid of Steve Radack, we will have made significant progress in the last 12 months in cleaining up what's wrong with Harris County government.

Lindygate Case HarrisCounty
Lindygate Case HarrisCounty

Dear Car Repair Dude: So does that mean you perhaps have a recollection about how [ the son] played chicken with against a competitor  [ driving the wrecker truck] and they shot at each other ? 

Bill
Bill

Term limits just lower the price.

MadMac
MadMac

So do ballots. When people are too lazy or complacent to vote, they deserve what they get.

MadMac
MadMac

Mr. I-Went-From-Deputy-To-Millionare-On-Miniblinds Radack? He's been due for the Eckels treatment for a while now.

car repair dude
car repair dude

Now that was a long time ago that's one of a few to which I'm refering.

#potkettle
#potkettle

Everyone ought to look at Radack's campaign finance disclosures. Eating out on campaign money constantly at some of the best restaurants (Ciao Bello, anyone?) and Texans season tickets. Giving campaign donations to hand-picked charities like some benevolent deity. Running roughshod over constituent rights to further his obsession with parks and seeing his name on another sign. Throw his wife's position in as Chief Justice on the appellate court and this is as close as it gets in this country to local government royalty.

Craigley
Craigley

I thought it was ceiling fans

John Davis
John Davis

How much money will Harris County spend taking Radack's name off of every street corner in Pct. 3? There has to be a thousand signs with that old man's name on them printed at our expense. "Trees Planted For Your Enjoyment" my ass.

soapboxderbyking
soapboxderbyking

Just drive through George Bush Park to get an idea of how much he likes to see his name on the marquis. He'd put his name on the Texans jerseys if he thought he could get away with it.

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