Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced to 45 days in prison, has said she won’t resign. Her decision may have its roots in party politics: The DA in left-leaning Travis County oversees the state-funded public integrity unit, which investigates allegations of malfeasance against elected officials and has been a thorn in the side of GOP lawmakers.Full Story
The Public Integrity Unit is a state-funded division of the Travis County District Attorney's Office. It investigates public corruption, insurance fraud, and motor fuels tax fraud.
The Travis County DA holds the chief responsibility for enforcing the government and election code statewide. The unit was created under the leadership of Ronnie Earle, who served as the Travis County DA ...
The Garland Republican pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to felony abuse-of-office charges after illegally pocketing state travel money. The humbled legislator agreed to five years probation and said he was thankful that the issue was finally resolved.Full Story