Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: Indv commits intentional disaster fraud, defaults property tax now claiming new home Harvey destroyed home 17,000.00.

Protective orders used to commit thefts police giving criminals half property is that legal

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Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I answered the other question before I saw you asked this one. Now you have introduced a new and important fact that makes the police inaction more understandable. If relief was granted to your "victim" because of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, then it's very likely that the relief came from the federal government. If that is the case, the, on top of all the possible reasons I gave in my previous answer, it's likely the police, being an organization of the state of Texas, are likely justified in not filing charges because the "crime" is a federal crime and should be investigated byfederal law enforcement. You haven't given enough information for me to say whether this matter is a state case or a federal crime (or even a crime at all), but the police will almost never get involved in federal crimes unless the feds refer the case to them first.

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