"Liberty County: A seventeen (17) year employee of the Liberty County Attorney’s Office is presently under criminal investigation for the theft of several thousand dollars from that office. Information was received by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department on June 17th. that the long time employee had in her possession receipts and cash monies from the County Attorney Office “Pre-Trial Diversion Project” and that other receipts were not in a secured safe as they should be.
Sheriff Bobby Rader notified County Attorney Wes Hinch who immediately began an audit of his office financial receipts and his personnel and on June 18th. Attorney Hinch requested a full investigation of his office after confirming the loss of several thousand dollars. Capt. Don Neyland assigned Sgt. Investigators Joel Davila and Stephen Clappart to this case. Very shortly after the investigation began, an employee began making incriminating statements to fellow employees and to County Attorney Wes Hinch. On June 20th. the employee was allowed to resign
Presently the case is still being investigated to determine the exact amount of loss and all information has been turned over to the Liberty County District Attorney’s office to be reviewed by a Grand Jury for possible charges."
Capt. Ken DeFoor
TOO LATE FOR A COVERUP...
Liberty Dispatch has been informed by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office of yet another possible financial crime coverup by Liberty County Attorney Wes Hinch. Please note in the above press release, this crime was not revealed by Liberty County Attorney Wes Hinch but by the great work of Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader and his command staff. Liberty County Attorney Wes Hinch has shown a history of covering up Liberty County financial crimes. We will explore those financial crime coverups in the coming weeks.
LD Note: Sources close to Liberty Dispatch state that almost two decade long Liberty County Attorneys' office manager employee for prior Liberty County Attorney Jack Hartel and current Liberty County Attorney Wes Hinch- has been accused of theft and possible embezzlement. The person under investigation for the named financial crimes in the Liberty County Attorneys office going back many years is, office manager Ms. April Dawn Duff 46 years old, who lives in Liberty Texas.
Ms. Duff's post employment status with the Liberty County Attorney's office is currently in question- According to sources, Wes Hinch states 'I fired her" but... the Sheriff's office states she resigned in their above press release. Due to Liberty County Attorney Wes Hinch's questionable activities and coverups, readers should probably go with what the Sheriff's Office claims.
|April Dawn Duff's facebook page dated April 26, 2013- click on photo to enhance|
More on this story and series at a later date.