An undercover video is making things very uncomfortable for Texas state Rep. Harold Dutton, a Democrat from the Houston area, who was the subject of the undercover video.
Ben Wetmore, a lawyer for the American Phoenix Foundation, makers of the video, says it was filmed in a downtown hotel in Austin back in April. In the video, Dutton bragged about his connections and his ability to commit crimes, even murder.
The video was provided exclusively to the Daily Caller News Foundation. (DCNF) Dutton claimed his “forever friend,” lobbyist Nick Kralj, had connections to the New York Bonnano family.
He also claimed that while flying out of the Galveston airport, former Sheriff Joe Max Taylor told him that he could get away with anything with him as a friend, including murder.
[Editor’s note: Dutton, by the way, now says he made the whole thing up. Wonder why he would brag like that to start with. Here’s a possible explanation. His official State page notes: “Representative Dutton is a graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he was inducted into “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.” Dutton, an Adjunct Professor at the TSU Law School, is a Member of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Dutton operates the Law Offices of Harold V. Dutton, Jr. and Associates and specializes in the areas of civil rights, employment discrimination, and personal injury.” If the video turned out to be true, Dutton would have some serious ‘splainin’ to do.]