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Essential and Continuing Operations / COVID19: In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and the community, our offices will remain closed to the public, and most of the agency’s prosecutors and staff will work remotely, until further notice. The HCDAO continues to perform key functions in the county criminal justice system and will do so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click Here for More Information

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News Releases

Former Houston Police captain charged with holding repairman at gunpoint in bogus voter-fraud conspiracy

December 15, 2020 Former Houston Police Capt. Mark Anthony Aguirre, who went to authorities with pre-election claims that a massive voter fraud…

Three indicted for roles in fraudulent election schemes

December 11, 2020  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced that a Grand Jury indicted three people Friday in two different failed schemes…

Fugitive accused of murder in 2018 Pasadena shooting arrested after fleeing the country

December 7, 2020  Oscar Aristides Garcia, 33, has been arrested in connection with a 2018 shooting death. Garcia was charged with murder after…

Parole denied for gang member convicted for 1993 murders of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Peńa

November 14, 2020  State officials have denied parole for Venancio Medellin, the youngest of six gang members convicted of the vicious rapes and…

Alief man sentenced to life in prison without parole for child molestation

October 31, 2020  Jose Isidro Flores Murillo, 52, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for continuous sexual assault of a child,…

25-year-old man gets 60 years for sexually assaulting child in Tomball

October 12, 2020 Glenis Dionicio Cordova-Lopez, 25, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Harris County…

Disbarred Houston lawyer steals more than $500,000 from client

October 2, 2020  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying more possible victims of a former attorney…

Athletic trainer and eight former NFL players indicted in medical reimbursement scam

September 28, 2020  Eight former NFL players and a Houston-area athletic trainer have been indicted in a scheme to defraud an NFL player trust fund…

Make It Right program goes virtual this year

September 25, 2020  Make It Right, the semi-annual Harris County opportunity to help people clear their records and find second-chance job…

Harris County Grand Jury Indicts Baytown Police Officer for Aggravated Assault in Pamela Turner’s shooting

September 14, 2020  A Harris County grand jury indicted Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz Monday for the death of 44-year-old Pamela Turner. …