Reyna On The Run

October 26, 2017

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Reyna On The Run

About two o’clock this afternoon in Waco, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna filed a motion with Waco’s 54th District Court that, “in the interests of justice, the McLennan County Criminal District Attorney’s Office…voluntarily requests recusal from all further action in” the prosecution of former Scimitars Motorcycle Club member Matthew Clendennen “and requests the Court to appoint an attorney pro tern.”

Some of the filing was a protest by Reyna that he is not a crook.

“The State,” by which Reyna meant himself, “categorically denies any and all allegations that the State has engaged in ‘politically motivated prosecution.’ As always, the State’s interest is that justice be done. The State explicitly denies the existence of any material under United States v. Bagley. The State is unaware of any pending federal investigation, or indeed any action by the elected District Attorney, Abelino ‘Abel’ Reyna or his staff that would warrant any state or federal investigation.”

United States v. Bagley was a 1985 Supreme Court decision in which a conviction was reversed because prosecutors failed to release evidence to the defense that would have impeached the credibility of a witness.

Coercion

Yesterday, Clendennen lawyer, Clint Broden, subpoenaed Reyna to testify at Clendennen’s trial about his involvement in the police investigation of the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl. Broden is also on the hunt for evidence that would discredit Reyna’s testimony at that trial. Specifically, Broden is interested in an FBI investigation of Reyna that was ongoing before the Twin Peaks and that may still be open.

The implications of the FBI investigation are enormous if one considers the possibility that the confrontation between Cossacks and the Bandidos and various clubs friendly with the Bandidos may have actually been part of the federal investigation of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club that was ongoing at the time.

Federal motorcycle club investigators, including ATF agent Darrin Kozlowski, who was the second witness in the ongoing trial of Bandido Christopher Jacob Carrizal, have a long history of either inventing or infiltrating small motorcycle clubs in order to provoke confrontations with big clubs. Those confrontations help federal prosecutors build their cases against the big clubs. The Cossacks was exactly the sort of club federal agents use for bait. Some of Reyna’s actions after the brawl, like arresting all the witnesses, only make sense if he was trying to cover something up. It seems increasingly certain that at the same moment he was locking up all the witnesses he was susceptible to coercion by federal prosecutors.

More Subpoenas

Almost immediately, Broden filed a response with the court noting “that the elected District Attorney continues to deny an FBI investigation into his conduct and that material exists in his office that should be produced pursuant to Bagley v. United States. So that the Court is aware, the defense is prepared to present unequivocal evidence at the hearing, currently scheduled for October 30, 2017, to the existence of such an investigation by Special Agent Dan Brust of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This testimony would include, but not be limited to, the following testimony:

“Michael Jarrett: Jarrett is Abelino Reyna’s First Assistant and would testify to his meetings with federal agents regarding allegation that Reyna arranged to have cases dismissed for friends and campaign contributors. Jarrett could also testify that he felt it necessary to obtain a second phone in order to keep lines of communication open with Agent Brust.

“Amanda Dillon: Dillon is an Assistant District Attorney and would testify to having multiple meetings with federal agents regarding allegation that Reyna arranged to have cases dismissed for friends and campaign contributors.

“Greg Davis: Davis is Reyna’s former First Assistant District Attorney and would testify to meetings with federal agents regarding allegations that Reyna arranged to have cases dismissed for friends and campaign contributors. He could also testify to conversations that the District Attorney’s Office ‘made’ the police arrest 177 motorcyclists at Twin Peaks despite the wishes of the police.

“Local Attorney: This person would testify to meetings with federal agents regarding allegations that Reyna arranged to have cases dismissed for friends and campaign contributors and that Reyna was delivered cocaine in the period around his actions in relation to the Twin Peaks case.

“Sterling Harmon: Harmon is the attorney responsible for answering Open Records requests at the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office. He could testify that Reyna’s office had three documents that might be responsive to an open records request indicating that a case (or multiple cases) were dismissed because ‘defendant contributed to Abel Reyna’s campaign.’

Sherry Kingrey: Kingrey is a former police officer and can testify to information she and Fred Reha provided to Agent Brust in furtherance of his public corruption investigation related to Abelino Reyna.

 

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32 Responses to “Reyna On The Run”

  1. david Says:

    @ Bernadette Feazell,

    Bernadette,

    What, if anything, do you know of Reyna’s relationship with,and connection to, Randy Crook and John Ash. Social, business, campaign funding,and/or anything else?

  2. david Says:

    @ Bernadette, Thanks much for the phone records which Waco-Trib Corp., and its DA parroting reporter, refuses to investigate. The name Crook is perfect.

    Interstate 35 is a MAJOR drug transportation corridor for points in Canada and U.S.
    Any investigation of drug dealing locals will implicate U.S.intelligence agencies.

  3. Austin Says:

    “have a long history of either inventing or infiltrating”

    Tell the story you wish to be true until you believe it…

    Thank You to all those Seekers hunting down the actual facts. Rebel, Broden, et.al.

  4. Rojas Says:

    @ Bernadette

    What time did he talk to John Bradley that day?

  5. Iron Rider Says:

    And another lawyer seeks to have Reyna and Co step away from his clients case:

    From Waco Trib
    Another biker’s attorney seeks DA’s recusal in Twin Peaks case

    http://www.wacotrib.com/news/twin-peaks-biker-shooting/another-biker-s-attorney-seeks-da-s-recusal-in-twin/article_1b229078-2270-5174-b820-39397f97af90.html

    Attorney Bruce Anton, who represents Nathan Clark Grindstaff, a Cossack from Blum, filed a motion Friday stating Reyna should be removed as a prosecutor after he gave August 2016 testimony as a witness in hearings for bikers Ray Nelson, a Cossack, and Matthew Clendennen, a former Scimitar. Anton said in those hearings, Reyna gave details that can be used in Grindstaff’s defense. Grindstaff is one of 154 bikers indicted in the shootout on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity.

    —–

    Who didn’t see that coming? And defense lawyer worth their weight will be trying to get Reyna and pals off their clients case, when it rains it pours and Reyna is in the midst of a hail storm that’s only getting stronger. Wonder how long it will take for the Texas State AG to step in and remove Reyna’s office from all these cases, there is too much of a fire under Reyna and Co to try and keep up the illusion that Reyna’s office can still handle these cases despite everything that has transpired.

    Dead man walking is pretty much the epitome of Reyna or his office handling Twin Peaks cases, cause the more involved Reyna dn Co stay on, the better a chance an appeal will be filed and granted.Reyna is toxic and sooner or later the State AG and the Feds are going to look for someone to hang this massive failure, and Reyna looks like the man to tie the can too.

  6. Bernadette Feazell Says:

    https://lakewacotriplemurder.blog/2017/10/28/abel-reyna-phone-records/

    Abel Reyna’s phone records,
    click to see them and find out the top three, his wife, Randy Crook, and John Ash

    If Jake Carrizal is guilty because of who he hangs out with … what about this guy???

  7. Smokey Says:

    Great reporting Rebel..
    This is the craziest shit show I have ever seen. That little cokehead asshole is in so deep he has no way out – blocked at every turn. And lets don’t forget about the Court on Inquiry the lying fuck has to answer for. You can not fuck over 177 people (minus the Cocksack’s) and expect to get away with it. The State Bar of Texas has Reyna and company lined up in their sites. Now for his minions Jarrett, Dillon and the others. We know you read this site, so hear this. Your just as fucked as Reyna. He is going to pin as much of this corrupt shit on you as he can. Which 1 of you idiots is going to come clean and save your ass?? 1st one up to the table wins, all else will be on trial. hahahaha. I cant believe you idiots are still prosecuting Jake knowing this shit is rolling towards you. Reyna sure looked stoic the past few days knowing he is about to be called on the carpet.
    You fuckers are going to hell if the place exists for damn sure. Maybe Rena and Big O can share a cell. Ohh, I almost forgot about all the civil cases.. Well the gardener just won his by the tyrants recusal. This dude and his team are fucked on every corner and I bet we aint seen but the tip of the iceberg. Hold on to your hats, no telling what next week brings. Thank you Rebel for all you do. Please hit the donate button and click the links here. Hell I even bought some of those fancy underwear advertised here.. Respect to all that deserve it.. Fuck Reyna, Big O and his UGLY ol lady Yvonne and all the nutsacks that helped cause this. Yall are still fucked!!

  8. Brad H Says:

    “The State,” by which Reyna meant himself, “categorically denies any and all allegations that the State has engaged in ‘politically motivated prosecution.’ As always, the State’s interest is that justice be done. The State explicitly denies the existence of any material under United States v. Bagley. The State is unaware of any pending federal investigation, or indeed any action by the elected District Attorney, Abelino ‘Abel’ Reyna or his staff that would warrant any state or federal investigation.”

    Sounds like a little kid with crumbs on his shirt saying “I didn’t steal the cookies!”.

  9. Aanon Says:

    Makes a fella wonder, as we all know there’s much more he’s hiding than the blow, will he bow out before or after more things like this come to light. Does he go to bed wondering ” will they find out about…”
    Everyone should be able to unwind or wind up, as they see fit. But ” these guys are criminals, gangster, the scourge of society. Oh me? No no, I just do a little coke here and there, refuse to prosecute rapes, and will gladly lie and ruin lives to push my agenda. These bikers must be stopped. ”
    In the words of my dad ” fuck you you stupid mother fucker” BTW rebel, the big Texan steak ranch in Amarillo looks like a place to fill your belly…for days.

  10. Freebird Says:

    One thing so sure…. Mr Borden has my respect! He walks the walk IMHO.

  11. rw Says:

    I didn’t notice anything that said it was delivered by the DEA.
    Where did I miss that?

  12. RLG Says:

    That DEA delivered cocaine is the best!

  13. TX_Biker Says:

    @rw after this case she will be….

  14. rw Says:

    His girlfriend ain’t near as hot

  15. TX_Biker Says:

    Clint Broden is better than my cousin Vinny….

  16. david Says:

    In Reyna’s photo, apparently the documents in his hand are not the many lawsuits in which he is the defend-ant. He’s smiling.

    With at least six people willing to testify of his criminality, their testi-money holds more weight than Reyna’s 600 alleged witnesses against Jake.

    In his self-interest, not “in the interest of justice”, Reyna should voluntarily ask the court to remove him, and his long term corrupt office, from persecuting ALL 191 of TP’s accused, not merely Clendennens. Also in his interest, he could ask for dismissals of all TP cases, PRIOR to his removal, but will he?

  17. Tiny Says:

    If I had read this article last night before bed, I would have had a wet dream.

  18. Robert Says:

    Ain’t it funny to see all the decent people (cops, citizens) aligning themselves with today’s winner. Sucking the ass of whoever happens to be on top. If they are rich or elected or the biggest kid in fourth grade, all the decent people will follow them around and sing folk songs about them. Soon as they go down, all the decent people go find another hero to worship. Yeah Reyna is going down. He will be replaced by a carbon copy of himself, and all the decent people will be fighting over who gets to sit next to that asshole at lunch. God Bless America

  19. Mark Says:

    Sounds too good to be true. But this is one of those times I’m going to invest all my hope, click my heels together, burn a candle, buy a lottery ticket and very seriously pray that all of this holds water. WOW!

  20. Big Al Says:

    Thanks, Rebel, You have been reporting on the governmental malfeasance and incompetence in these cases since Day 1, when local business leaders were buying boxes of doughnuts to send to Sgt. Swanton, the SWAT team operatives and D.A. staff, protecting the general public from hordes of grenade chunking Harley riders.
    In Jake’s trial in court in Waco yesterday, the prosecution asked a crime scene investigator what the patch with the letters “FTP” stood for. She didn’t know. Intelligence is in short supply in Waco.

  21. Ol'Goat Says:

    Broden:

    The world needs more lawyers like you. I commend your hard work and effort. Now, teach men how to stand the rule of law in the face of the administrative State and become a real advocate for the people.

  22. Freebird Says:

    @ JWC

    If you are right there should be party after this that future generations talk about!

  23. Dutchboy Says:

    If this had been a plot on SOA everybody would have enjoyed the Barney Fife antics of the none-to-bright DA but no one would have believed ANYBODY with an IQ higher than body temperature would be this incompetent and glaringly stupid. Of course the nose candy could explain a lot. Rebel, thanks for doing the job the rest of the media is too candy-assed to do. Thanks also to the other regular contributors/readers. Your comments, gentlemen, add a lot. As for you Reyna, if you are reading this, might be a good time to take a vacation to an undisclosed tropical island…

  24. Freebird Says:

    If proved…. this mother fucker makes Kim Jong Un look like a friendly on the threat list!

  25. James W Crawford Says:

    Renya in jail.

    https://youtu.be/CS-nCS9Az94

  26. James W Crawford Says:

    It is so soul satisfying to see a corrupt prosecutor get prosecuted.

  27. randall wood Says:

    ut oh reyna…shits about to hit the fan

  28. Iron Rider Says:

    Reyna can claim he filed the motion to recuse his office from prosecuting Clendennen’s case out of the intrest of justice all he wants but we all know his ass was going to be punted from the case and the Judge would have found ample evidence to cause concern that the D.A.’s office should be booted from the case, this was Reyna trying to save face and hopefully stop the fire under neath him from growing any bigger.

    What I am loving about all this is Reyna and his ego are taking a major fucking beatdown and deservedly so because Reyna wanted to put on a big show since the moment Twin Peaks went down and there were many people who were proud to play a part in the show like that idiot Swanton and the many myths he played to the media like “hordes of angry bikers coming to Waco to kill cops and law enforcement” a ploy designed to keep the media away..well away from seeing going’s on at the crime scene and talking to witnesses before the cops got to, because have to keep that big scary biker narrative going.

    Look at everything that has been going on, Reyna has been blathering on and on about how the Prosecution was ready to take everyone to trial and are case is so solid, and the evidence will speak for itself and we will win at trial and we gave the defense counsel and their clients all the discovery, witness lists etc they have asked for and bla fucking bla, and as we are all seeing nothing but horseshit and empty words.

    IMHO what we are witnessing is how much of a fucking clown show and how ill prepared Reyna and Co were for this trial and any others that are going to come up and as mutch as Reyna and his good pals Strothers and Johnson have tried to play that fairness and impartiality are the standard they too have come off looking like fools because Gotro, Broden Looney, Thompson and other defense counsels are showing how ill prepared Reyna and Co were for tese cases and how nothing that comes out of Reyna and his office is anywhere near fact or truth.

    The defendants and their counsel’s are systematically dismantling Reyna and his offices handling of evidence, discovery witnesses and the two judges that have been front and center since this began and every time they tug at the string things unravel more and more, the appeals that are sure to be filed will be granted and Reyna and Co along with the state of Texas are going to be dismissing cases rather than suffer multiple defeats that are bound to become because one of their D.A.’s thought this would look awesome on the o’clock new and do wonders for his election chances.

    Reyna has got his ass and those of around him all circling the drain that sooner or later Reyna’s “people” are going to see Reyna’s toxic and want to avoid going down with him. Reyna was facing a disqualification motion from having anything to do with Clendennen’s trial, not to mention his office as well. Then there is the matter of Reyna and Chavez and who told the truth and that inquiry is still coming and now Broden has subpoena’d Reyna to testify and Reyna is going to have to answer a lot of questions he would like to avoid under oath, about Chavez, about the FBI investigation, the injunction to the Waco PD to thwart Broden’s subpoena to the Waco PD about evidence and noted relating to twin peaks, failure to turn over witness and discovery by court order on a specific date and the list goes on and we havent even brought up Reyna’s denial of any investigation and any of his staff talking to the FBI.

    Reyna’s ass is in a big old bear trap and I dont see the fucker getting out unless the State AG steps in to save him and right about now for the embarrassment Reyna has caused, I dont think the State AG is going to tie his can to save a drowning man who is already up to his eyeballs and sinking fast.

    The Feds must be shaking their heads because if they were hoping to get some biker convictions they could point to out of Twin Peaks, well we can see how well that is for Reyna and Co.

    It is going to be interesting to see how much longer Reyna is going to be able to hold his head above the water, because he is in the deep end of the pool and treading water, sooner or later the Feds and the State AG are going to be looking for a scapegoat to hand the failure of the Twin Peaks prosecutions and the indictments of 177 people many of who should never have been indicted and the countless payout from wrongful prosecution, criminal death and injury lawsuits by the many injured at Twin Peaks on someone and a rogue D.A. in McLennan county is probably looking like a great option to get out from under this mess.

  29. Hangaround Says:

    Broden has been dig-a-dig-a-digging!
    “Local Attorney: This person would testify to meetings with federal agents regarding allegations that Reyna arranged to have cases dismissed for friends and campaign contributors and that Reyna was delivered cocaine in the period around his actions in relation to the Twin Peaks case.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZOsAl7E_Jw

  30. Gordo Says:

    Does this mean ya kick in a political contribution and it’s a get out of jail free card from Reyna

  31. Dasein Says:

    “It seems increasingly certain that at the same moment he was locking up all the witnesses he was susceptible to coercion by federal prosecutors.”

    Bingo!

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