April 19, 2017      1:03 PM
Criminal complaint filed over fraudulent pro-school voucher letters
Former Rep. Hardcastle tells his local DA: “At a minimum, names have been improperly used. I believe it is more likely that laws have been broken."
House members continue to ask questions about the legalities
surrounding those “fraudulent” pro-school voucher letters sent to their offices
and after an investigation
by WFAA TV in DFW, a GOP former lawmaker whose name was used on one
of them has taken his concerns to prosecutors.
Rep. Rick Hardcastle, R-Vernon, first
raised concerns about the letters last month when his name was among thousands
used on pro-voucher letters sent to current rural Republican members of The
Legislature. “I'm not a voucher
guy and everybody knows I'm not a voucher guy," Hardcastle said at the
in a letter obtained by Quorum Report, Hardcastle has
written to Wilbarger County District Attorney Staley Heatly requesting a criminal investigation.
By Scott Braddock