The brother of former Attorney General Dan Morales is the target of an extortion investigation.
Quoting sources speaking on condition of anonymity, the [Dallas Morning News] said federal agents have identified music producer Michael Morales as the person who called the gubernatorial campaign of Tony Sanchez and threatened to make public an allegation that Sanchez committed a felony more than 30 years ago.
Prosecutors are investigating whether Michael Morales tried to extort between $200,000 and $300,000 from Sanchez, a Laredo banker who ultimately was defeated by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last fall.
Don't know if anything will come of this. Just another chapter in the history of Texas politics, I guess.Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 06, 2003 to Scandalized! | TrackBack