Skip to comments.Houston city controller seeks leniency for con man
Posted on 08/13/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
City Controller Ron Green, Houston's top elected money manager and self-described watchdog, is seeking leniency for a five-time convicted felon and contractor who masterminded an elaborate real estate and forgery scam targeting the city's historically African-American neighborhoods.
Green is asking a judge for probation for his friend and former next-door neighbor Dwayne K. Jordon, a rogue developer who pleaded guilty to felony theft. According to indictments, Jordon pilfered 23 Houston properties from different owners and then duped unsuspecting buyers into purchasing homes built on stolen ground.
The ex-con contractor and the city controller have known each other about five years, the same period, according to a Houston Chronicle review of dozens of court records and related real estate documents, that Jordon carried out the series of land thefts, mortgage frauds and deed scams.
Harris County prosecutors want a 25-year sentence for Jordon, who has a long string of prior convictions, including kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal possession of drugs and firearms. Along with a business partner, Jordon executed the contracting scheme by forging deeds of sale on mostly vacant properties and profiting from his illegally built homes, indictments say.
Green - who owes $112,000 to the IRS and nearly lost his house to foreclosure in 2006 - has described the 46-year-old Jordon as a hardworking businessman who renovated Green's own home. In fact, Jordon's contract for the renovations helped Green get a new $508,000 home loan in 2008.
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>> Professional courtesy?
Nah, racial obligation. The councilman and the crook are both black.
AMISH, AMISH. They are both evil radical Amish cretins preying on innocent but ignorant black people.
Green works for the dyke mayor of Houston who has turned the city into an even deeper cesspool.
In light of such corruption, I must ask: are they Democrats?