Susman Godfrey: Houston's Very Own Version of Perkins Coie
It appears Judge Hidalgo has formed a lucrative donor relationship with Houston’s prestigious law firms.
Specifically, Houston’s very own version of a Perkins Coie, Susman Godfrey. The firm Susman Godfrey has taken a shining to El Commandante Hidalgo. Especially over a 3-week period last year, suspiciously around the same time AstroworldFest, a tragic event in our city resulting in the deaths 8 adolescents.
Beginning on October 28th, 2021 associates from all over the country from the firm Susman Godfrey began donating to Lina Hidalgo in the multiples of $1,000 to $2,500 dollars. The donations ended on November 17th,2021. In total, there was approximately 60+ donations made which resulted in nearly a 6-figures from the firms associates from all over the United States.
Susman Godfrey’s Attorney, Ashley Mcmillian, represented Lina Hidalgo in the alleged Vaccine bid-rigging investigation. Mcmillan had made a donation for $1k to Hidalgo.
The part which appears to be a conflict of interest here is, Judge Hidalgo called for an “independent investigation” According to KTRH:
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's push for an independent review of the Astroworld tragedy fell short during a special called meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court on Monday.
With the death toll of the Astroworld Festival tragedy now up to 10, Judge Hidalgo called for an independent investigation into what led to the series of events.
She was hoping to get fellow commissioners to agree to hire an outside firm with a specific timeline of action. But she did not get that.
"We needed three votes to this, I didn't have the votes," Hidalgo said after an extended executive session.
Both Democratic Commissioner Adrian Garcia and Republican Commissioner Jack Cagle expressed concerns that the proposed investigation would expose the county
The motions read: Move to support the Houston Police Depts criminal investigation into tragic Astroworld concert, and to direct the County Administrator to meet with Sports Convention Corporation and Houston/Harris County Sports Authority to conduct an independent review of the security, fire, life, and safety plans of scheduled outdoor concert on NRG Park property in coordination with the mayor's Office and relevant depts to ensure all possible best practices are being implemented.
According to Hidalgo, "It doesn't have deadlines like the proposal I originally made. I hope that it comes back with actionable lessons. I hope it doesn't result in something vague or forgotten," she said.
Below you can read about the Independent Operation Investigation/Assesmment.
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