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Long-time Texas Legislator Accused of Fraud Turns to SKV for Trial Defense

Long-time Texas Legislator Turns To SKV For Criminal Trial Defense

Dawnna Dukes, a member of the Texas Legislature since 1994, has turned to SKV partners Shaun Clarke and Dane Ball in her defense against recent allegations of misconduct in office.  On January 17, 2017, Rep. Dukes was charged in Travis County (Austin), Texas state court with allegedly misusing campaign and government funds, as well as allegedly receiving improper reimbursements.

 Shaun Clarke spoke with media following the announcement of the charges:

"For 22 years Dawnna has been fighting for the rights of others in the legislature and now she is fighting for herself. And we are going to be fighting on her behalf leading to a trial by jury." http://keyetv.com/news/local/state-rep-dawnna-dukes-indicted-by-grand-jury

"You know, the grand jury is a great institution, but they hear one side . . . .  And there's a reason we have trial by jury."  http://www.kvue.com/news/local/grand-jury-indicts-dawnna-dukes/387046593