Lee Rosenthal

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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 21, 2014

    Riverside Hospital CEO Convicted of Fraud

    Earnest Gibson III, Riverside's General Hospital's CEO of more than 30 years, was convicted Monday of conspiring to buy and sell patients in a Medicare and Medicaid scam that siphoned $158 million from government coffers. Also convicted and awaiting sentencing are his son Earnest Gibson IV, Rivers ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Federal Judge Vindicates Superior Steel and its Manager

    Two years ago, we reported on a federal lawsuit filed by former sales rep Michael Vackar against Superior Supply & Steel, in which the ex-employee accused his boss of firing him because he didn't take prospective clients to strip clubs for, uh, special favors. The Houston Press has now learned tha ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    County Attorney Vince Ryan's Dioxin Case is Back in State Court

    Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has made another bit of progress in the suit against a slew of companies who allegedly dumped a whole bunch of dioxin into the San Jacinto River back in the 1960s. Federal District Judge Lee Rosenthal sent the case back to state court for a jury trial. The jury wil ... 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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    January 24, 2011

    Tyrone Williams: Immigrant-Smuggling Deaths Bring 34 Years Instead of Life Without Parole

    Tyrone Williams will be in prison a long time​Tyrone Williams, the driver whose cramped, overheated semi caused the deaths of 19 illegal aliens he was smuggling, has received a new sentence of almost 34 years in prison. His previous sentence of life without parole was thrown out when a federa ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2010

    The Man Who Sued the Pope

    Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.

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    September 10, 2009

    Judge Says No To Beards In The HPD

    ‚ÄčThe effort by some Houston police officers to wear beards on the job (and off the job, too, we guess) was dealt a setback when a federal judge threw their lawsuit out of court.HPD brass trumpeted the decision by U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal in a press release in which chief Harold Hurtt said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    BP Gets Its Wrist Slapped Again; Still Doesn't Hurt

    Any hopes that BP would be forced to pay more than the measly $50 million suggested as a settlement to the Texas City explosion case were dashed today by US District Judge Lee Rosenthal.Victims of the blast, and their relatives, have been fighting to increase the BP penalty, since $50 million is pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Keep Me From Stealing a $100 Gift Card

    Steal a single $100 gift card, face five years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Who says we're coddling criminals? Regina Cochran, 46, faces that penalty when she gets sentenced December 17 for the theft of a Wal-Mart gift card. (She lives in Alvin; Wal-Mart's big there.) Why so harsh? Coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Parish Predators: Trial Set in Molestation Case Against the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

    After three years of legal wrangling, a trial has been set in the case of four men who sued the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for alleged negligence related to sexual abuse they suffered at a diocesan parish in the mid-1990s. The trial has been set for February 25, 2008, in U.S. District Court in ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Spy Stories

    Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied

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    November 21, 2002

    Backstage Pass

    A former Fox reporter's lawsuit may air a lot of dirty laundry

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    February 14, 2002

    Enron's Judge Not

    U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal abruptly recuses herself without explanation

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hard Knox

    In an ACLU test case on brutality, jurors side with state prison guards

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    March 18, 1999
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    December 11, 1997

    (Not) of Counsel

    In the latest chapter of Snitch Vs. Snitch, two of the city's top defense lawyers are prevented from representing a client