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By: Jennifer Saucedo
A Bexar County jury took less than 40 minutes to find Raul Garza III, 42, guilty of impersonating a public servant. Prosecutors say in June 2011, Garza forced a prostitute to perform free sexual favors, or he would take her to jail because he was an officer. Garza took the stand in his own defense, admitting his only fault was not paying the prostitute.
"I told her I wasn't going to pay her because I thought that she was hideous," said Garza. "I didn't commit no crime - all I did was not pay her."
Garza explained to jurors he did tell the prostitute, who he picked up near South Presa and Fair Avenue, that he was going to "put her on profile." He said he meant that he was going to write a bad review about her on Backpage.com. The website has grown criticism for prostitutes and "Johns" to advertise their services.
However, jurors did not buy Garza's story. A judge will punish him Monday. Garza, who's considered a habitual offender for several stints in prison, is facing 25 years to life in prison.
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Alito to tell lawyers in Dallas about high court
June 20, 2013 08:10 GMT
DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is in North Texas to give some insight into the nation's highest court.
On Thursday Alito is set to address the State Bar of Texas' annual meeting in Dallas. His talk is called, "Ten Things People May Not Know About the Supreme Court."
Alito arrives in Dallas as the court nears the end of its current term with several key decisions still unannounced. One closely watched case involves the University of Texas' use of race as a factor in accepting freshman students.
The case could lead to new limits on affirmative action.
Alito is considered a member of the court's conservative bloc. He has served on the court since 2006 after being nominated by then-President George W. Bush.
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