The new Collin County District Attorney has asked a visiting judge to remove the Texas General Attorney from prosecuting District Judge Suzanne Wooten on bribery and money laundering charges.
John Roach Sr. was the previous district attorney. He and the state attorney general investigated Judge Wooten after she beat Judge Charles Sandoval. The DA and AG took almost two years and four grand juries before they indicted Wooten and three other “co-conspirators.” Â DA Roach recused his office and asked the AG to act as a special prosecutor.
In a motion filed yesterday, Willis wrote, “This matter has been mired in politics, speculation, and allegations of conflicts of interest since its inception. Regardless of the existence of actual conflicts of interest, this prosecution is cloaked in the appearance of impropriety and should not continue on its present course.”
Willis says that only Roach was recused, but the Willis administration can and will object to the special prosecutors. After Willis blasted Roach and the AG prosecutors, he stated,Â “The citizens ofÂ Collin County deserve to have an impartial and disinterested attorney appointed by this Court to assess and determine how this prosecution should move forward.”