Conspiracy to Commit Legal Acts in Collin County

Former Collin County DA John Roach and prez of his posse, former Judge Charles Sandoval, have stirred up so much drama that I’m pretty sure they’re responsible for the cancellation of All My Children.

Dedicated to scoop in the Park Cities, I’ve had my eye on the chapter involving University Park resident David Cary and his wife, Stacy Stine Cary. David’s child custody case was in Sandoval’s court, and when Sandoval lost the seat to Suzanne Wooten in 2008, the Carys found themselves in the crossfire of McKinney’s version of The Sopranos.

Along with Wooten and her campaign manager, the Carys were indicted last year (after the case was presented to at least 3 and possibly 6 grand juries) for, according to Brian Chandler, an assistant state attorney general, bribery by donating funds, “to have Suzanne Wooten run for the position, to be elected, and when she was elected, rule in favor of the Carys.” Quite an elaborate plot. Especially confusing since, after winning the seat, Suzanne Wooten recused herself from the case.

So what’s the crime if it’s perfectly legal to donate money to a campaign? That’s what the defendant’s attorney, Keith Gore, is trying to figure out as the saga continues. According to the Motion to Quash Indictment filed on April 14, Gore says, “…the State has presented an indictment that alleges a conspiracy to commit legal acts and, therefore, has not alleged a violation of the law.” That just sounds so totally cool. I bet Gore doesn’t look at explosions.

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