Harris County prosecutors who reviewed ethics complaints against City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones have concluded that criminal prosecution is not warranted.
In a letter to the City Attorney David Feldman the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said it had determined that “there is insufficient evidence to prove Ms. Jones committed a crime.”
The case was referred to the DA in July, a month after the OIG report cited her for using city employees to help run her personal law practice and instructing her staff not to meet with investigators looking into her alleged misconduct. There is still the ethics complaint pending, for which a three person panel has yet to issue its decision. According to Mayor Parker in a statement, that won’t happen till after the November election, so stay tuned. Mary Benton has more.