Earlier this week, a Southlake man was found guilty of bank fraud. The significance of this situation is that this is not the first time in the past two years that the defendant has been found guilty. It's the second time since 2013.
The trend in Texas over recent years has been to toughen drug laws. But it’s not just our state that has stretched out mandatory minimums, steadily increasing the number of people sent to prison and the length of time each one convicted must spend behind bars. The federal government and many other states have done it, too.
Four jewelry stores in two cities over a period of six months. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas says those numbers add up to federal charges against a pair of men.