Co-Defendants Riley, Davenport briefs due April 9 in their criminal case in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Austin and Conroe, April 8 – Co-Defendants Charlie Riley and Marc Davenport, the Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner and local political boss, respectively, whose criminal indictments the Ninth Court of Appeals reinstated on February 7, 2018, must file their petitions for discretionary review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin by Monday, April […]

Court of Appeals begins deliberation of criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley, and political boss Davenport

Beaumont, January 25 – On the heels of the recent indictments of several members of the Pasadena (Texas) Economic Development Board for alleged violations of the same section of the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA), the 9th Court of Appeals based in Beaumont began its deliberations yesterday in the criminal case against Montgomery County Judge […]

MAJOR BREAKING NEWS! Court of Appeals to consider Doyal, Riley, Davenport criminal case on accelerated basis, denies oral argument

Beaumont, January 4 – The Beaumont Court of Appeals decided that it could no longer countenance delays by criminal defendants Craig Doyal, Montgomery County Judge, Charlie Riley, Precinct Two Montgomery County Commissioner, and Marc Davenport, local political boss and consultant. The Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on its own motion that it would handle the […]

Beaumont Court of Appeals takes the ethical approach all the way around in Texas Open Meetings Act case

Beaumont, November 1 – The four-person Beaumont Court of Appeals has taken the ethical approach all the way around in the Texas Open Meetings Act criminal case against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport. Justice Charles Kreger recused himself from participating in the case. […]

Open Meetings Act prosecution submits final briefs to Court of Appeals in criminal case against Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Beaumont, October 25 – After a blockbuster “friend of the court” Brief from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the Beaumont Court of Appeals to permit the criminal indictments of Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss Marc Davenport to proceed to trial, the Special Prosecutors – […]

BREAKING NEWS! Doyal, Riley, Davenport gamesmanship to delay appellate case continues

BREAKING NEWS! Beaumont, August 22 – The gamesmanship by criminal defendants in the Texas Open Meetings Act indictments, also known as Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political boss and consultant Marc Davenport to attempt to delay a ruling of the Beaumont Court of Appeals until after the […]

Doyal and other criminal defendants in Texas Open Meetings Act case obtain extension to file their appellate brief; scheduling likely to create messy situation for Montgomery County Republican Primary voters

Image: Left to right, local political boss Marc Davenport and Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, criminal defendants in the Texas Open Meetings Act case, better known as “The Trial of the 21st Century,” due to its potentially significant impact on the makeup of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court. Commissioners Court members are subject to removal […]

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Special prosecutor files appeal, continues criminal prosecution of Doyal, Riley, Davenport

Image: The Notice of Appeal, which Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey, filed to appeal on behalf of the State of Texas the criminal cases against Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and local political consultant Marc Davenport. Conroe, April 21 – Special Prosecutor Christopher Downey filed the State of Texas’ Notice […]