Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Where Do I Sign?


Story via the Victoria Advocate

On April 29, 1979, former Laredo Mayor J.C. Martin Jr. was released from jail.  The sentence came after he was convicted of mail fraud.  Authorities discovered a misuse of funds and resources within the City of Laredo.  Corruption was widespread.  Martin, however, got off easy.

His sentence was to spend 30 weekends in jail.  People familiar with the facts of the Martin saga sadly remember the man only going to the jail to sign in, so as to show proof that he was there, and then go on about his life, without doing time for his transgressions.

Those are the perks of having money and influence.  

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