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USA v. Peterson, et al.


Prosecutor Larry D. Eastepp

According to the Texas Bar Association, Mr. Eastepp was Born on May 28, 1958. He was an undergraduate at Lamar University in Beaumont and graduated from the University of Houston. He was licensed by the Texas Bar in May, 1985.

According to newspaper reports, Mr. Eastepp has served as prosecutor in several cases.

In 1992, Mr. Eastepp headed the prosecution of Milton Dan Adkisson. However Mr. Adkisson was acquitted of embezzlement stemming from seven cases he handled as an autioneer in the mid- to late 1980s. Adkisson claimed the slow-paying court system forcem him to misappropriate funds and the jury agreed. (Texas Lawyer, October 26, 1992, "Jury: 317,000 Wrongs Do Make a Right")

In 1994, Mr Eastepp was a prosecutor in a case in which the "Grand Jury indicts lawyer, 10 others; 21 counts include staging accidents, false insurance claims." (Houston Chronicle, May 20 1994)

In 1995 Mr. Eastepp was a prosecutor in the high publicity trial of socialite Teresa Rodriguez. Rodrigues was convicted of swindling and sent to jail. (Houston Chronicle, March 23, 1995)

In 1996, four people were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy involving $500 million in false treasury notes. Quincy Ollison and Larry Eastepp were the prosectors in this case. (Houston Chronicle, Nov 1, 1996, "4 sentenced in scheme using false treasury notes")

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