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News Releases

Ogg announces reform to better address non-violent offenders with mental health issues

May 2, 2019  HOUSTON – Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced a new policy on Wednesday, expanding jail diversion for low-level and non-…

Poker clubs raided; nine owner-operators charged with money laundering in joint effort

May 1, 2019  Nine people were charged Wednesday with money laundering as part of an engaging in organized crime investigation by the Harris County…

Woman gets six months for starving dogs in animal cruelty case

April 30, 2019  A jury took four minutes to convict a Houston woman of animal cruelty over two dogs who were emaciated, infested with parasites, and…

Prosecutors seek death penalty in court-ordered resentencing for man who murdered Houston Police officer in 1991

April 29, 2019  Harris County prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man convicted a generation ago of murdering Houston Police Sgt. Bruno…

Five Water Pollution Charges Filed Against ITC

April 29, 2019  HOUSTON – Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced that her office filed five environmental criminal charges Monday against…

Grand jury indicts election worker on public corruption charges

April 26, 2019  A grand jury today indicted a former polling-station worker for a scheme in which he sought financial compensation in the name of…

Prosecutors’ request dismissal of 27 pending cases due to concerns about credibility of ex officers in Harding Street raid

April 26, 2019  Prosecutors are requesting that charges be dismissed in 27 pending criminal cases due to concerns about the credibility of two…

Violent chase with deputies ends with man getting 25 years

April 25, 2019  A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a chase that reached 107 mph and ended after he rammed a sheriff’s patrol car, Harris…

Super Bowl & NBA Playoff ticket scam leads to plea

April 16, 2019  HOUSTON – Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday that a serial scammer pled guilty to two felony theft cases for…

“John Gotti” gets life without parole for Houston slayings

April 15, 2019  A gang member known on the streets as “John Gotti” was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of three people during a home…