At the end of 2013 the legal community and perhaps some people who were in hot water got a real eye opener from the Liberty County courthouse. News that the grand jury for the second half of 2013 had been dismissed without explanation was the first time most people had ever heard of such a thing. A few weeks later a press conference with local media looked like it would yield some kind of explanation to the public, but the silence has been deafening since then.
But silence does not prevent us from reviewing two key facts that could help us smell the odor of what transpired.
First, in order to refresh memories, please recall that a pro-tem had been appointed to the case. That act in itself lets readers know the District Attorney at that time, Mike Little, was the subject of possible criminal indictment if the grand jury deemed its investigation warranted such an action.
Second, a possible key to the origin of the awful smell of the dismissal of this grand jury is the fact that Mike Little contacted the grand jurors via mail and discussed possible investigation scenarios. The District Attorney was not allowed to communicate with the grand jury in this manner. (Please note: In Little’s communication he reveals that he was aware of at least three of the witnesses that appeared before the grand jury because they were in the hallway waiting to be interviewed. He names the witnesses and what cases he believes their testimony was related to.)
Third, according to witnesses in that same hallway, the new pro-tem made his first appearance and the grand jury was dismissed that day without hearing any of the witnesses. Also according to witnesses, the next grand jury meeting attended by the pro-tem was not much different. No witnesses were heard by the pro-tem. And then, as we all know was reported, soon thereafter it was reported that this grand jury would not meet any more.
So, with Mike Little violating grand jury rules and communicating with that grand jury and with the pro-tem never having heard one witness, on what facts did the pro-tem beseech a judge to dismiss the jury? Who did he get his information from? Was it Mike Little?
Please click here on Mike Little’s letter to grand jurors and see what cases he speculated were being investigated and quickly raise your hand and pinch your nose because this stinks to high heaven!
“Oh, no, it will not stink,” some may say. People who believe all of the alleged conspiracies about Liberty County politicians are just a bunch of nut balls conjuring up crimes that have never been committed – well, what they have read so far could still have them rolling their eyes. But read on. This tampering with a grand jury allegation has so much odor to it doubters may have a different reaction.
The pro-tem in this case is former assistant federal prosecutor Larry Eastepp. No effort at this time has been made to discover his possible connections to anyone in this county, but for those who think nothing is unusual so far …… how about this: Eastepp, according to Liberty County Auditor Harold Seay, never billed the county even one nickel for his services. Just in case readers don’t know – that is very unusual. Eastepp also arranged to have all the events surrounding this grand jury sealed so no one can find out what happened or why it happened.
Eastepp did all of this just in time according to some. One of the cases Little pointed to can no long be brought before a grand jury because the statute of limitations has run. Little was aware of the statute, and, if he was right about the grand jury pursuing the Beausoliel case, as District Attorney it was his responsibility to rescue the case from a dormant AG’s office. If he was right about the citizens of Liberty County wanting to pursue this, what reason would he have to allow it die?
Folks, this has the strong odor of a real conspiracy.