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Today's featured video: Commissioner Jerry Eversole plays the 'Three Amigos' defense
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011, 09:40AM CST
By Jennifer Peebles
Three Amigos

Were they harmless trips for three middle-aged buddies -- the "three amigos" -- or were they bribes?

That's the question raised in the federal trial of Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole. A report on it by KTRK-TV's Miya Shay is today's featured video on the Texas Watchdog home page.

At issue, Shay says, are trips that Eversole took with developer and former county official Mike Surface and an architect buddy -- trips for which Surface footed the bill.

Prosecutors say the trips were bribes. But Shay says Eversole's defense team -- led by Rusty Hardin, one of the city's most prominent defense lawyers -- says the trips were just fun outings among "three amigos."

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