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    Maspero testifies in lawsuit to remove him from office
    Williamson County sheriff responds to witness statements

    By Sarah Coppola

    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

    Saturday, November 22, 2003

    GEORGETOWN -- Williamson County Sheriff John Maspero testified at a hearing Friday that he either couldn't recall being drunk in public or couldn't recall how many drinks he'd had in the dozen occasions in which witnesses reported him being intoxicated since taking office.

    However, Maspero acknowledged drinking to excess on occasion, and said that some of the incidents were true "with mitigating circumstances," but that others were not true.

    The hearing was to determine whether Maspero should temporarily be removed from office before a jury decides whether he's fit to serve out his elected term. Testimony in the lawsuit will resume Monday before visiting District Judge James Clawson from Bell County.

    The lawsuit is the result of a three-week investigation launched by County Attorney Gene Taylor that found that Maspero was drunk in public 12 times in the past three years. Maspero, 59, will complete a five-week alcohol treatment program next week and plans to return to the department Dec. 1. Chief Deputy Richard Elliott has been running the department in his absence.

    In court Friday, Taylor argued that the sheriff should be removed immediately because his conduct has ruined the county's image and the morale of his deputies, some of whom fear reprisals. Maspero's lawyer, Ed Walsh, said it's not necessary to remove Maspero because the facts will show Taylor has exaggerated the allegations of misconduct.

    Taylor said that more than 90 of the sheriff's department employees signed a petition this week asking Maspero to step down. Officer Kelli Bomer testified that the sheriff's conduct has brought shame and embarrassment to the department.

    http://www.statesman.com/news/conten...c16d00c7.html#

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    Default Maspero is out

    Sheriff John Maspero suspended
    Updated: 11/24/2003 9:33 PM
    By: News 8 Austin Staff

    Visiting Williamson County Judge James Clawson wasted no time in suspending Sheriff John Maspero. The sheriff's chief deputy, Richard Elliott, is now in charge.

    Acting Sheriff Richard Elliott testified Monday department morale was low. Maspero will now have to wait for a civil trial in hopes of getting his job back.

    After a two-day hearing, the reigns of the Williamson County Sheriff's Office went to Elliott. Clawson issued Maspero a restraining order. He can no longer contact anyone in the sheriff's department.

    County Attorney Eugene Taylor wants to remove Maspero from office permanently, saying the sheriff was intoxicated in public numerous times.

    http://news8austin.com/content/top_s...asp?ArID=90451

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    Finally this jerk is gone. I doubt if he will be able to get his job back.

    RC what happens now? A new election or does the temp. sheriff stay in until election time rolls around.

    I guess I can unload all my "Sheriff John Maspero" domain names.LOL.

    I hope Maspero gets some help.

    More so I hope the new Sheriff will do the right thing by Rachel.
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    I guess I can unload all my "Sheriff John Maspero" domain names.LOL.
    Doubt Maspero knows how to use the Net or you could sell them to him to use for his campaign since he swears he is re-running but I would hang onto them for now Tricia. Unfortunately, this kind of person thinks they can pick up and move to another county or LE agency and their history won't follow them. The problem is, they don't change their behavior so their history catches up with them eventually.


    Maspero doesn't realize it but is his career in LE is over. The publicity he's made for himself on this along with the ability to check news articles on the Net will stop any future attempts to hide his behavior in this county.
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    Default Williamson County Sheriff Suspended

    Nov 25, 2003 8:05 pm US/Central

    A judge has suspended Williamson County Sheriff John Maspero in the wake of a lawsuit accusing him of public drunkenness and sexual harassment. Under the terms of the suspension order from visiting state Judge James Clawson, Maspero will continue to be paid pending trial. Maspero recently completed a rehab program for alcohol and says he'll seek re-election. Chief Deputy Richard Elliot will serve as Maspero's interim replacement. The decision by visiting state District Judge James Clawson comes two days after he heard testimony from sheriff's employees including high-ranking deputies. All testified that the department would suffer if Maspero remained on the job under the lawsuit's shadow. County Attorney Gene Taylor filed the lawsuit seeking to remove Maspero from office. According to the terms of his suspension, Maspero will continue to be paid by the county until his trial. (emphasis mine)

    http://keyetv.com/localnews/local_story_329210706.html


    If any other citizen in this county had done the things the sheriff has done, they would have been arrested and done jail time, yet he not only gets a walk on his crimes, he gets paid for not being at work now - not that he was actually working before from the testimony coming out.

    Maspero needs to step down and walk away and not put this county through any more embarrassment than he already has. To run for re-election would only split the Republican party though I doubt he will get any votes other than his own. JMH&CPO.
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    Default Time to meet

    The interim sheriff will stay in office until Jan. 2005 if Mastero is kicked out for good in Jan. 2004. The election is in Nov. 2004.

    I plan to meet with Sheirff Elliott to discuss a number of issues I have.

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    Default Williamson County Gets New Sheriff

    There's a new sheriff in town, and it's official. Williamson County Sheriff Jim Wilson was sworn into office this morning and even though Wilson can now officially begin his job, that in no way means the controversy has ended.
    ...snip

    Reorganization comes at the expense of these recently fired sheriff's department employees.

    Joining them outside -- Former Sheriff John Maspero -- ousted from office after an incident that led him to an alcohol rehabilitation program and started what's turning into a nasty race for sheriff.

    Candidate Keith Kinnard wants to make a speech, but sheriff's deputies have to make sure he's 100 feet out from the courthouse, where early voting is taking place -- and where they happen to be swearing in Jim Wilson. It doesn't stop there -- upstairs Wilson supporters are told they can't wear their "Friends of Jim" stickers.
    ...snip

    But Wilson says he was within the limits of the law.
    ...snip

    Most of the sheriff's deputies who still have a job simply want to get back to doing it and put the politics behind them.

    In addition to Jim Wilson and Keith Kinnard, Rick Faught, Howell Williams and James Wilson are also running in the Republican primary for sheriff. No Democrats filed to run.

    http://www.fox7news.com
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    Unhappy Re: Williamson County Gets New Sheriff

    Joining them outside -- Former Sheriff John Maspero -- ousted from office after an incident that led him to an alcohol rehabilitation program and started what's turning into a nasty race for sheriff.
    Rumor has it that Maspero was off the wagon this morning - unfortunately. Kind of early in the day but we can hope it's just simply a rumor.
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    Default New Sheriff Sparks Controversy

    New Sheriff Sparks Controversy

    Jan 9, 2004 3:01 pm US/Central
    The new sheriff in Williamson County is causing protest and pandemonium in Georgetown.

    Even before he was sworn into office Friday, Interim Sheriff Jim Wilson cleaned house, leaving close to two-dozen law officers, some with longtime service to the county, jobless.

    The embattled sheriff, who was forced to step down, says his temporary replacement is dividing the community.

    “This man has taken what was acknowledged as one of the best police agencies in state of Texas and totally demolished it. This has been a disaster for the citizens of Williamson County,” says former Sheriff John Maspero.
    ...snip


    http://keyetv.com/localnews/local_story_009161928.html


    Protestors gather outside the Williamson County Courthouse as Jim Wilson is sworn in as sheriff.(KVUE)
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    Default ORIGINAL PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF OFFICE & TRO

    The State of Texas V John Maspero, Sheriff of*Williamson County, Texas,*Respondent

    ORIGINAL PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF OFFICE AND TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/statesman/...o_petition.pdf.
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    Default Interesting.....

    Is there any way that RC could sue the county for the ineffective police/sheriff representation during the investigation of Rachel's abduction and get current funding to beef up current investigation into her case, ei. dragging the lake that was never done and other elements of this investigation that were declared unaffordable but which we all know might have assisted in the solving of this crime?.....

    I do hope that RC has approached his attorney to determine if any of this legal maneorvering is possible....I think that Rachel's friends and family must insist that even at this late date, that correct proceedures and investigation be completed which were left undone by an incompetant and drunken sheriff/investigator for your county....This was never a realistic investigation, and we know that Rachel deserved, as an innocent and decent citizen of your county, a REAL investigation into her disappearance.....Nothing worthy of her has ever been completed in the investigation of the disappearance of a wonderful young woman at the threshold of her life.....

    I hope that RC, Janet and all of their friends and family will support a lawsuit against the county in hopes of finally initiating an investigation of the quality that Rachel deserves....

    All fortune and blessings be given to Rachel and to her family in this case,
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