Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales Jailed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/25/03

Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales Jailed

Former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales is spending the night in jail after a judge revoked his bond in a federal fraud case.

A hearing is Thursday in Austin. Prosecutors accuse Morales of lying on loan applications as he awaits trial. He pleaded innocent in April to charges that he and Marc Murr tried to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees in the tobacco industry settlement.

At that time, Morales sought a public defender claiming he had no income and couldn't afford to hire defense lawyers.

Prosecutors said while Morales was out on a personal recognizance bond, he filed loan applications to buy two cars -- a Lexus and a Mercedes.

He allegedly claimed to be making at least $20,000 per month.

A Morales attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment. On Wednesday prosecutors declined comment.

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