Say what you want about Texas, our perennial candidates are a non-stop laff riot.
A federal judge has fined John WorldPeace, a local lawyer and perennial candidate for high office, $25,000 for using the names of two Houston-area car dealerships as Internet addresses for Web pages that recruit clients for lawsuits against the dealerships.
U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal also ordered last week that WorldPeace stop using Internet domain names similar to the trademarks of Bill Heard Chevrolet of Sugar Land and Landmark Chevrolet of Houston, both owned by Bill Heard Enterprises Inc.
WorldPeace, who legally changed his name from Kenneth Wolter, could not be reached for comment.
He obtained the addresses billheardchevrolet.org, billheardchevrolet.us, landmarkchevrolet.org and landmarkchevrolet.us and offered to sell them to the dealerships for $50,000 each.
Rosenthal's order stated that WorldPeace used the sites to disparage Bill Heard Enterprises, recruit clients to sue the company, obtain leverage in lawsuits and coerce the company into purchasing the domain names.