A bogus criminal court proceeding?

Susan A. filed this request with the Brazos County District Clerk of Brazos County, TX.
Due July 29, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Susan A.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

Seeking a certified copy of the March 7, 2012 court hearing and entire criminal court file for the prosecution of Texas A&M Vice President Alex Kemos,
as described in The Eagle newspaper article "Kemos pleads guilty to fraud" by Vimal Patel, dated March 13, 2012, and posted below in its entirely and currently found online here:
http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/kemos-pleads-guilty-to-fraud/article_8315cfa3-0928-5c52-8e8b-23a08e9ddd27.html

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Susan Alyn

http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/kemos-pleads-guilty-to-fraud/article_8315cfa3-0928-5c52-8e8b-23a08e9ddd27.html

Kemos pleads guilty to fraud

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am

By VIMAL PATEL vimal.patel@theeagle.com

The former Texas A&M University administrator who lied about his military service and academic degrees was back in town Wednesday to answer to charges related to the incident.

Alexander Kemos, 50, pled guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge of using a fraudulent, substandard or fictitious degree and received a fine of $2,000 and court costs. He had faced a maximum penalty of up to six months behind bars.

He quickly left the courtroom without speaking with a reporter.

"Alex admits that he did add to his resume in violation of the statute," said attorney Jim James in a statement.

"He is sincere in his regret and is sorry for the embarrassment he has brought to Texas A&M, his colleagues, and to himself. He cares deeply for Texas A&M. He wants to make clear that no one else at Texas A&M knew of the false portions of his application."

Kemos was senior vice president for administration and Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin's top adviser until June, when it was revealed that he lied about being a Navy SEAL and having a master's and doctorate from Tufts University.

James said Kemos voluntarily returned to Texas to put the matter behind him and that it was a pleasure to represent the former administrator.

"Alex is a remarkably competent individual who did an excellent job while at Texas A&M," James said. "Alex was praised by his co-workers and peers for his work product."

The revelation of the deceptions led to Texas A&M checking the credentials of 465 of its non-faculty administrators. All checked out, officials said. Now, the university is auditing its hiring practices, a review that should be complete by the spring, a university spokesman said.

From: Karen McQueen

Dear Ms. Alyn,

The case you are referring to according to the Eagle is a Class B Misdemeanor which is filed in the District Clerk’s Office, not the County Clerk’s Office. I do not have access to their cases. I think the case number is 10-04780-CRM-CCL1. I have forwarded your request to that office at dcsearches@brazoscountytx.gov<mailto:dcsearches@brazoscountytx.gov> but would suggest you resend your request directly to the District Clerk Marc Hamlin at mhamlin@brazoscountytx.gov<mailto:mhamlin@brazoscountytx.gov>.

Sincerely,

Karen McQueen, County Clerk
Brazos County, Texas

From: Susan A.

Dear County Clerk Karen McQueen, Brazos County, Texas:

Thank you for your email.

Susan Alyn

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

Seeking a certified copy of the March 7, 2012 court hearing and entire criminal court file for the prosecution of Texas A&M Vice President Alex Kemos,
as described in The Eagle newspaper article "Kemos pleads guilty to fraud" by Vimal Patel, dated March 13, 2012, and posted below in its entirely and currently found online here:
http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/kemos-pleads-guilty-to-fraud/article_8315cfa3-0928-5c52-8e8b-23a08e9ddd27.html

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Susan Alyn

http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/kemos-pleads-guilty-to-fraud/article_8315cfa3-0928-5c52-8e8b-23a08e9ddd27.html

Kemos pleads guilty to fraud

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 12:00 am

By VIMAL PATEL vimal.patel@theeagle.com

The former Texas A&M University administrator who lied about his military service and academic degrees was back in town Wednesday to answer to charges related to the incident.

Alexander Kemos, 50, pled guilty to a Class B misdemeanor charge of using a fraudulent, substandard or fictitious degree and received a fine of $2,000 and court costs. He had faced a maximum penalty of up to six months behind bars.

He quickly left the courtroom without speaking with a reporter.

"Alex admits that he did add to his resume in violation of the statute," said attorney Jim James in a statement.

"He is sincere in his regret and is sorry for the embarrassment he has brought to Texas A&M, his colleagues, and to himself. He cares deeply for Texas A&M. He wants to make clear that no one else at Texas A&M knew of the false portions of his application."

Kemos was senior vice president for administration and Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin's top adviser until June, when it was revealed that he lied about being a Navy SEAL and having a master's and doctorate from Tufts University.

James said Kemos voluntarily returned to Texas to put the matter behind him and that it was a pleasure to represent the former administrator.

"Alex is a remarkably competent individual who did an excellent job while at Texas A&M," James said. "Alex was praised by his co-workers and peers for his work product."

The revelation of the deceptions led to Texas A&M checking the credentials of 465 of its non-faculty administrators. All checked out, officials said. Now, the university is auditing its hiring practices, a review that should be complete by the spring, a university spokesman said.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Susan A.

To District Clerk Marc Hamlin at mhamlin@brazoscountytx.gov <mailto:mhamlin@brazoscountytx.gov>.

Is the reason there is no response to this public records request due to the fact this was a fake criminal court case, meaning, there was no court case, only a fake newspaper article to the public claiming a criminal trial existed when it did not?

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Kayla R. Johnson

Good Morning

This is a follow up to your request for “ Alexander C Keoms” 10-04780-CRM-CCL2. Please contact our office at your earliest convenience by phone to myself Kayla Johnson at the phone number listed below or contact my supervisor Evelyn Webster at 979-361-4234 her email is ewebster@brazoscountytx.gov<mailto:ewebster@brazoscountytx.gov>. We have a few questions pertaining to the search listed below. Please note there is a search fee of $5.00 and each document is $1.00 per page your total for the copies is going to be $8.00. Thank you

Kayla Johnson
Marc Hamlin
Brazos County District Clerk
300 East 26th Street, Suite 1200
Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone:(979)361-4296
Fax: (979) 361-0197
kjohnson@brazoscountytx.gov<mailto:kjohnson@brazoscountytx.gov>
www.co.brazos.tx.us<http://www.co.brazos.tx.us/>
justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us

From: Susan A.

Re: "We have a few questions pertaining to the search listed below."

Please write your questions here so this can continue to be a public record.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $8.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Kayla R. Johnson

Good Morning

I mailed this request out last week. You should be getting it sometime this week. Please let me know if you need anything else. Have a great day!

Kayla Johnson
Deputy Clerk
Marc Hamlin
Brazos County District Clerk
979-361-4296
979-361-0197
kjohnson@brazoscountytx.gov

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