Sometimes, you just have to wonder how certain people in government even got elected. Rep. Dawnna Dukes, a Texas Democrat, apparently has a lot of faith in the power of internet psychics.
The Associated Press reports:
Prosecutors: Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic
A Texas lawmaker apparently spent more than $51,000 of her own money on an online psychic, showed up for work at the Capitol impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors allege in a court filing this week.
Rep. Dawnna Dukes is due to face misdemeanor corruption charges at an Oct. 16 trial. She is accused of giving a taxpayer-funded raise to a legislative aide to cover gas money for shuttling her daughter back and forth from school.
The Travis County prosecutors’ court filing this week is intended to inform Dukes’ attorneys of allegations against her that will be asserted at trial. She’s not facing charges pertaining to the allegations included in the filing.
“Under Texas law, the state is required to give notice to the defendant of any evidence, not arising from the same transaction as that on trial, that the state might attempt to introduce to prove motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, absence of mistake, or lack of accident,” District Attorney Margaret Moore said in a statement to the Austin American-Statesman .
Dukes’ attorney, Dane Ball, declined to comment on the allegations.
Now would be a good time for someone to launch a campaign and run for this seat. This woman has no business representing anyone.