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William George Gammon, Attorney Known For Representing Homeowner's Associations, Arrested For Child Porn

A lawyer who represents homeowners associations and has testified to the legislature and helped draft bills has been charged with possession of child porn.

William George Gammon, 49, who has offices at Greenway Plaza, was arrested June 3 and was ordered held without bond today by a federal magistrate.

As if litigious homeowners' associations needed more bad publicity.

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Magistrate Frances Stacy ruled that prosecutors had presented enough evidence to classify Gammon as a threat to the community.


His name was on a server seized by the feds in an online sting operation. Says the U.S. Attorney's office:

The computer log files identified the paid subscribers to the commercial child pornography site. One of the alleged subscribers, according to testimony, was identified as William Gammon, of Houston.

On Nov. 20, 2009, Houston ICE agents executed a federal search warrant at Gammon's residence and found a safe which contained a notepad with a hand written note containing the website for the child pornography site along with other child pornography websites and seized three computers. According to testimony in open court, a forensic exam of the three computers seized from Gammon's residence resulted in the discovery thousands of images and more than 100 videos containing child pornography.

Calls to Gammon's office went to voice mail. The State Bar of Texas lists only one attorney by his name in the state, and the U.S. Attorney's office identified him as a Houston lawyer. A 49-year-old William George Gannon has a Texas driver's license listed with a Greenway Plaza address.

Gammon's webpage highlights his work on homeowners' association and real estate law:

He has authored master deed restrictions for numerous large residential and commercial developers and builders and has helped draft proposed legislation beneficial to community associations. Bill frequently testifies before legislative committees considering laws that would impact the rights of community associations in the State of Texas and has helped statewide coalitions of community association attorneys to oppose suggested legislation which would severely hamper a community association's ability to operate.

Bill has been representing community associations for over 15 years and has done extensive litigation and appellate work in the field. He has litigated a large number of association deed restriction enforcement cases including architectural, nuisance, corporate matters, construction, design defect, contract as well as defamation. He has helped to craft and clarify Texas law applicable to community associations by successfully prosecuting many significant cases.

Looks like he has at least one more significant case left.

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