Robertson County, Texas District Attorney John C. Paschall Personal Financial Statements

L Jackson filed this request with the Texas Ethics Commission of Texas.
Due March 22, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: L Jackson

March 8th, 2018

Ian Steusloff
Texas Ethics Commission
PO Box 12070
Austin, TX 78711-2070
Phone: 512-463-5800 Fax: 512-463-5777

Texas Public Information Act, open records request
Former Robertson County Texas District Attorney, John C. Paschall

To Whom It May Concern:

Under the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records within 10 days per statute: Any records regarding former officeholder and candidate:
John C. Paschall Robertson County Texas District Attorney, for all years.

I allow for the editing of information which is not able to be released under law. No documents should be withheld, but only if necessary, information not able to be released under law may be edited.

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

If there are fees, 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.

The requested records should include but not be limited to the following:
1. Personal Financial Statements
2. Any corrected reports or statements
3. Any letters or correspondence to or from the Texas Ethics Commission
4. Any final reports or reports of unexpended funds


/S/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: Texas Ethics Commission

Dear Reverend Jackson,

Attached to this e-mail please find an order letter in response to your public information request received by the Texas Ethics Commission on March 8, 2018. Please let us know if you have trouble receiving or accessing the PDF attachment.
Best Regards,

Amy S. Barden
Public Information Legal Assistant
Texas Ethics Commission
(512) 463-5800
( tel:5124635800) telephone
(512) 463-5777
( tel:5124635777) fax

From: L Jackson

March 13th, 2018

Thank you for your reply Ms. Barden,

In your reply you state that Mr. John C. Paschall was the County Attorney and therefore his statements would be filed on a local level and not with the Texas Ethics Commission.

I was under the impression that Mr. John C. Paschall was actually the District Attorney of Robertson County Texas previously. There are multiple court cases where John C. Paschall has represented Robertson County, Texas as District Attorney.

There was even a movie produced in 2008: "American Violet" which is based on factual events of corruption in Hearne, Texas, which is in Robertson County, Texas. One of the main characters of this movie is based on former District Attorney John C. Paschall.

Here are local news stories which reference Mr. Paschall as the District Attorney for Robertson County Texas. The first story references that Mr. Paschall served as Robertson County District Attorney for more than 20 years.

Can you please advise?

Thank you,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson