There is a Lot of Poking around Going OnAparently the FBI is interested in some of the goings on in Harris County, The Harris County Sports Authority, and the City Houston itself. Wayne Dolcefino has a report in which he tells of a discussion with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Tonight we learn the city hall subpoenas involve Hermes Firm and design work it may have done on a fire training academy. The subpoena also asks about expense records for a trip McGilbra took to Los Angeles. Add to this the ongoing controversy swirling around the District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal and you get why the county judge was waiting for the next shoe to drop. Now it's dropped.
"It's like a spider with eight legs, shoes keep dropping here," Emmett said.
Michael Surface has refused to talk with us for weeks as we've begun to spread our investigation to the sports corporation and the Reliant Stadium. And once again emails are in the mix. The sports corporation lawyer told us Surface deleted emails involving sports corporation business written on his Keystone company computer.
"I think that's probably troublesome," Emmett told us.
We know the feds are examining the deals for the city's emergency dispatch center and at least two Houston fire facilities. But it's the names of the contractors under scrutiny and their millions of dollars in government contracts that may lead to lots of questions in the coming weeks for lots of elected officials.
Now we don't pretend to know where this all is heading, but it certainly has the potential to to be very big.
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