Joel Androphy

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Dr. Khaled Jabboury: Incredible Story of a Proven Cancer Doctor Getting Steamrolled by the Insurance Giants

    It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Terence Johnson Throws American Flag into Traffic, But Is That Illegal?

    There can be a thin line between ballsy and dumb. Terence Dwayne Johnson, 20, of the tiny East Texas hamlet of Bedias, apparently decided to test where that line might be. According to cops who talked to KLTV, security footage at a Lovelady hardware store shows him grabbing an American flag out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    John O'Shea: Energy Exec Acquitted on Mexican Bribery Charges

    Someone bribed, but it wasn't John O'Shea.​The executive of a Sugar Land-based company who's been accused of paying bribes to Mexican officials was acquitted without the defense even putting on a case. John O'Shea, the former general manager of ABB Industries, was acquitted by U.S. District J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Rob $1K from a Bank, Get Four Years; Defraud It of $100K, Get One Year

    The hammer comes down, sometimes.​Yes, as through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. -- Woody Guthrie, "Pretty Boy Floyd" Our advice: Do your bank robbing with the fountain pen. Or its modern equivalent. One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Jacqueline LeBaron: Instead of Murder Charges, Sect Leader's Daughter Pleads Guilty to "Obstruction of Religious Beliefs"

    FBIJacqueline LeBaron gets off easy​Jacqueline LeBaron, the daughter of a polygamist sect leader, has reached a plea deal on the criminal charges facing her for involvement in the murders of an 8-year-old girl and three other former members of the group. She pled guilty to...."Obstruction of ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers

    Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Delma Pallares: Whistleblower Helped Feds Catch Guy Who Ripped Off Troops Is Still Fighting

    Berg & Androphy attorneys (from left) Sarah Frazier, Joel Androphy and Kathryn Nelson. ‚Äč"Jipped," this week's cover story in the Houston Press, explores the case of American Grocers, Inc., a Houston-based company that exports food to the Middle East (working, in part, off military contracts), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Fake-Botox Doctor's Conviction Overturned

    Gayle Rothenberg, the prominent Houston doctor who was convicted of using fake Botox on her patients, has had that conviction overturned by the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals.The appellate court ripped into Rothenberg's trial, saying prosecutors presented evidence -- and the judge allowed it in - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Local Attorneys Help Hit Drugmaker Hard

    $800 million is a ton of money to settle a civil suit, but two Houston attorneys helped win a settlement of that size this morning.Joel Androphy, who specializes in whistleblower suits, worked with Sarah Frazier and won a big one as the drug giant Eli Lilly agreed to pay that whopping amount to sett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Whistleblower Wins Suit, Even Without Feds' Help

    Usually, when the federal government refuses to join in your whistleblower suit, you give up. (Unless, of course, you're talking about whistleblower suits against the federal government.) A pair of local attorneys decided to stick with their so-called "qui tam" (legalese for "whistleblower") suit, ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    A Blog of His Own

    One analyst indulges his gonzo side

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Make It S-T-O-P

    The Texans go scoreless on tunes as well as turf

  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Bond Bombshell

    Debra Fosterís used to rounding up fugitives. Now sheís firing away at Montgomery County.

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    True Believer

    A pastor finally finds peace, four years after being accused of kiddie porn

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Graven Images

    A respected preacher gets busted for child pornography on his computer. Has he delved into the worst of cyberspace depravity or just the stuff of scholarly research?

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Trading Places

    Fueling justice

  • News

    October 2, 1997
  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Larry in Limbo

    Is little guy Larry Duncan being made to suffer for the big guys' sins?

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    King Con

    Steven Russell can bluff his way out of anything -- even prison. so why can't he stay out of jail?

  • News

    January 25, 1996


    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

  • News

    March 16, 1995

    Greed on Trial

    Did Teresa Rodriguez and her well-heeled investors deserve one another?

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Angels and Curanderos

    Teresa Rodriguez is getting by with some help from interesting friends

  • News

    December 1, 1994

    The Trial of Joe Russo

    An intimate look at how -- and why -- Houston's high flyer of the '80s was taken apart in court

  • Dining

    April 7, 1994

    Room with a Voodoo

    With good reason do the see-and-be-scenesters flock to Tony Vallone's reorchestrated Anthony's