Collin County DA John Roach and former Judge Charles Sandoval Are Out to Overturn an Election (Update: And Fail)

Note to U. S. Attorney John Bales: There are strange doings afoot at the Collin County Courthouse this morning. I hope your assistants are sitting in the audience.

In last year’s Republican primary, Judge Charles Sandoval was defeated in a landslide by attorney Suzanne Wooten. The loss was undoubtedly due to Sandoval’s being named the worst judge in Collin County by a poll of local attorneys. We’ve been tracking Sandaval since. To catch up, you can go here and here.

Sandoval didn’t like being out of a job, and apparently DA John Roach didn’t like having him off the bench. So the DA started a grand jury investigation. According to a Motion to Quash filed by Judge Wooten, one of the DA’s assistants told her attorney that she:

“needed to resign immediately to keep them from ‘taking her law license, her family, her home, her liberty, and her reputation.'”

Judge Ray Whelessat this moment is hearing the arguments on the motion to quash. The Collin County Observer provides an excellent overview of the case.

UPDATE: MotionTo Quash Granted. Now it may be time for a Grand Jury or the U. S. Attorney’s office to look into the shenanigans of the Collin County DA’s office. 

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