Craig Malisow covers crooks, quacks, animal abusers, elected officials, and other assorted people for the Houston Press.
5 days ago | Spaced City
Beloved Houston tattoo artist Lana Gooding, named best in her field in the 2016 Houston Press Best of Houston issue, died Wednesday at age 36, leaving behind two young sons. The preliminary findings suggest she died of a heart attack, her brother,...
6 days ago | Courts
Two Houstonians have been sentenced in an Oklahoma federal court for their roles in an elaborate — not to mention sort of creepy — online dating scam that defrauded multiple victims out of nearly $5 million. Ken Ejimofor Ezeah, 35, and Akunna Baiy...
7 days ago | Courts
While two of the fixers in a multi-state lottery rigging have been convicted, the fallout from their scheme continues, this time with a lawsuit against Colorado Lottery. Filed last week in Denver County District Court by Amir Massihzadeh, the suit...
12 days ago | Political Animals
An anti-Muslim rally organized in Houston last year by a group called Heart of Texas was actually masterminded by a Russian group called the Internet Research Agency, CNN is reporting. The "Stop Islamization of Texas" rally was held in May 2016 in...
14 days ago | Courts
The CEO behind a "healthcare discount" card company the Houston Press investigated in 2009 has been charged in Florida with fraud, with federal prosecutors accusing him of running a 12-year scheme that defrauded 150 investors out of $19 million. A...
20 days ago | Spaced City
The four tigers at Houston's Downtown Aquarium live in poor conditions that violate the Endangered Species Act, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Houston this week by a Montgomery County animal welfare advocate. Cheryl Conley had sent Landry...