A fake lawyer, a real judge, and an angry district attorney

A fake lawyer, a real judge, and an angry district attorney

Judge Manuel Bañales
Judge Manuel Bañales
John MacCormack’s story today about a South Texas legal scandal in Corpus Christi had a little bit of everything. There’s a fake lawyer who’s represented by a well-connected lawyer. There’s a judge with high aspirations who gives the fake lawyer probation. And there’s an angry district attorney who says the whole thing stinks.

John’s been covering South Texas for decades now. He has a good nose for finding unique stories and writing about them in a way that’s interesting and easy to understand.