Dick DeGuerin

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    November 12, 2014

    Convicted Riverside CEO Tells His Side of the Story

    It's been two years since FBI agents burst into the Third Ward office of Riverside General Hospital's longtime CEO, Earnest Gibson III, and accused him conspiring to scam Medicare and Medicaid out of $158 million. Judge Lee Rosenthal ordered Gibson not to discuss Riverside business or speak to River ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Riverside General Hospital Heads Await Fraud Verdict

    Arguments in the trial of Riverside General Hospital administrators accused of pilfering millions in a federal healthcare scam concluded Monday as the jury left to decide whether Earnest Gibson III, his son and two other defendants bought and sold patients by the head to cash in on Medicare and Medi ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Dr. Bernard Z. Albina, Kiddy-Porn Loving, Alleged Child Rapist Orthopedic Surgeon, Gets Ten Years in Federal Prison

    A Houston orthopedic surgeon a veteran cop called the most obsessed child molester he'd ever seen has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison after he was found guilty of possessing ten videos and 326 images of child pornography. Bernard Z. Albina was arrested in July of 2009 and charged not ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Ashlyn Treadway: Courageous Survivor of Molestation, Killed in Car Wreck

    Ashlyn Treadway, 23, who was scorned by her paternal grandfather, a Pentecostal pastor, and many in her Beaumont church after she accused her uncle of molesting her, was killed in a single-car accident in Liberty County Saturday night. Her younger sister, Brea, a passenger in the car, is recovering ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Former HPD Cop Andrew Blomberg Not Guilty in Chad Holley Case (UPDATED)

    A jury has found former HPD officer Andrew Blomberg not guilty of official oppression in connection with the arrest of Chad Holley. The video of the arrest showed officers seemingly whaling away on the teen, who was running from a burglary. Blomberg was one of four HPD officers who were fired; the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Out of Hand

    Michael Glyn Brown was recently acquitted of assaulting his wife. But that's only the latest allegation against the violent, drug-abusing doctor, long a fixture of Houston TV commercials and society.

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    October 26, 2011

    Dr. Brown: A Look Inside the Weirdness

    ​It was difficult getting people to talk, even off the record, for this week's feature story on Dr. Michael Brown. His latest defense attorney, Dick DeGuerin, was quoted this week in the Houston Chronicle as saying Brown "is not understood by the public," and he's right -- to a point. Fortuna ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Brown Trial: Jury Still Out

    Michael Brown awaits a jury decision.​The jury in Michael Brown's assault trial will resume deliberations tomorrow, unable to reach a decision after three hours today. The deliberation followed fiery closing arguments by prosecutors Jane Waters and Nathan Hennigan, acting more alive than they ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Brown Trial: Please, For the Love of God, Make the Lameness Go Away

    Trial resumes Monday​"I saw him chasing my mom," Michael Brown's 13-year-old stepdaughter told the jury in today's excruciatingly dull and pointless edition of the ex-hand surgeon's assault trial. Brown showed no emotion (just as he's done throughout this ordeal) as the girl testified in a v ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Brown Trial: Rachel And Bagwell, Sittin' in a Tree

    Jeff Bagwell lends a hand​Judge Jim Wallace did not allow Michael Brown's lawyers to introduce evidence that the ex-hand surgeon's wife is banging former Astro Jeff Bagwell in Brown's assault trial today. Arguing admissibility after the jury was excused, attorney Dick DeGuerin got Rachel Brow ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Michael Brown Trial: A Butt-Dial and a Humanitarian Award Used as a Weapon

    Michael Brown, throwing humanitarian awards​A butt-dialed voicemail allegedly revealing an extramarital affair spurred the argument leading to Michael Brown's assault charge, prosecutors argued in the first day of testimony in the ex-hand surgeon's trial. After spending August 12, 2010, with ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Ex-Hand Doctor Michael Brown's Assault Trial Begins Monday

    Michael Brown: TV ad star is in the dock​Ex-hand surgeon and international dildo transporter Michael Brown is set to stand trial in Harris County District Court September 12 on a felony assault charge involving his wife, Rachel. Brown was indicted in January for an August 2010 incident in whi ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    China Nicole Kitchens: The Facebook Updates Of A Texas Teen who Might Have Squandered Break of a Lifetime

    China Kitchens:Back in trouble​After Dick DeGuerin helped her beat a potential capital murder rap at the tender age of 16, you'd think China Nicole Kitchens would try to straighten up and fly right. Today, it's looking like she has pissed that second chance away. Back in 2008, Kitchens confes ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Last Night: Becoming Kinky At The Mucky Duck

    Photos by Jason WolterJesse Dayton​Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman McGonigel's Mucky Duck March 28, 2011 Check out our a slideshow from the play's opening night. What a smooth, hilarious thing the opening and world premiere of Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kink ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    A Jury Of Billy Joe Shaver's Peers

    Jury selection began this morning in the aggravated assault trial of country legend Billy Joe Shaver, who was charged after he shot a man in the face outside of a Lorena bar in 2007. Shaver's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, maintains Shaver shot Billy Bryant Coker in self-defense. All Hair Balls knows is, ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    What Do Allen Stanford And Pete Townshend Have In Common? A Kick-Ass Drug

    Houston's Allen Stanford has told a federal judge here he's not guilty of a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme; he's also asking to be let out on bail.Stanford's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told federal magistrate that his client has has a bad week, what with all the transferring between jails.He also, accord ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Another Slap On The Wrist For The Child-Fondling Doctor

    Here's today's criminal justice system tip: If you're going to plead guilty in Harris County to repeatedly fondling young girls -- some of whom you're related to -- make sure you're a doctor. And we're not talking podiatrist, here.Hair Balls suggest you be a cardiologist, like Jeffrey Klem, who plea ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    What We Missed Because Of Judge Kent's Plea Deal

    About the only time Judge Samuel Kent's courtroom behavior was not booming or sarcastic or cruel was yesterday, when he barely whispered "guilty" to charges of obstruction of justice.He made the plea in order to escape a trial on charges of sexual harassment of his female employees, but in doing so ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Who Would You Rather?

    So the other night my dear friend Tamarie and I spent too long on the phone engaged in a game called Who Would You Rather? You know, that classic girl game of who you would rather sleep with. The problem was that Tamarie was high on prescription cough syrup, and I'd had a couple of G&Ts, so the co ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Bully for You

    The legislature offers a solution to playground problems

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    September 23, 2004
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    February 19, 2004

    The Freedom Fighter?

    James "Smokie" Phillips is running for constable -- and running from his past

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    November 20, 2003

    Star Blazers

    Stuffed animals ignite more than the crowd at this event

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    November 6, 2003

    A Hard-on for Numbers

    The Chron tries to stay, uh, abreast of circulation counts

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    October 18, 2001

    Payback Time?

    Dick DeGuerin beat the IRS. Now there's a bigger war over basic rights.

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    July 19, 2001

    Files Not Found

    Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.

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    May 31, 2001

    Dead Man Talking

    Ben Guillory helped the DEA bust some east Houston dope dealers. But he says the agency's cavalier approach has left him a marked man in his old neighborhood.

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    October 12, 2000

    The Mod Squad

    With Brown adrift, can this trio carry the ball?

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    August 19, 1999

    Approaching Death At The County Morgue

    For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?

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    August 12, 1999

    Jana's story

    Everyone in Brenham was shouting about the rape case. Now the victim has her say.

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    January 21, 1999

    Betti's Blue Notes

    Singing (and Stinging) in the rain

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    November 26, 1998

    Betti's Last Stand

    Why couldn't she just say no?

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    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways

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    May 21, 1998

    Blowing Smoke at Hotel Six

    If Betti was Dorothy, and the FBI was the Wizard, who was Toto?

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    May 14, 1998

    Embarrassing Little Secrets of Hotel Six

    Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You ...

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    April 16, 1998

    Mysteries of Hotel Six

    The government's case nears an end, but the questions continue

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    March 19, 1998

    Take the Cash and Talk That Trash

    The hotel six sting hits the little screen

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    March 5, 1998

    Dissecting Dr. Carter

    Harris County's chief pathologist finds herself under the microscope.

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    February 12, 1998
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    February 12, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    September 5, 1996
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    August 8, 1996

    Split Decision

    The D.A.'s Office drops its probe of the medical examiner's DNA expert -- for now

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    June 20, 1996
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    May 23, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    The Boy Scouts

    The head feds in the City Hall sting are known for their pursuit of minority politicians

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    May 16, 1996

    Coffee with Betti and the FBI

    Lightning strikes the ReBates Hotel; death toll unknown

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    June 8, 1995
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    June 23, 1994

    The Case Against Kay

    Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.

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