In anticipation of an indictment by the Washington County Grand Jury, an attorney for Brenham lawyer Robbie Gail Charette has issued a press release answering charges against his client.

The Washington County Grand Jury met yesterday (Tuesday), and the District Clerk’s office is working on preparing indictments handed down. Houston Attorney Lewis Thomas this (Tuesday) morning issued a statement on behalf of Robbie Gail Charette, who has been under investigation for possible campaign finance violations.

The statement reads:  “Robbie Gail Charette vigorously denies the charges against her. Ms. Charette ran an honest campaign for judge. Ms. Charette completely self-funded her campaign without contributions from any outside person or organization. This charge is a result of a disturbing trend of criminalization of politics, and Ms. Charette believes the truth will eventually prevail in this matter. Ms. Charette will plead Not Guilty to all charges, and she looks forward to fully presenting her case at trial. Ms. Charette is represented in this matter by the law firm of Lewis Thomas Law PC.”

In March, Charette lost in her bid to unseat Washington County Court at Law Judge Eric Berg in the Republican Primary.  Before the election, Austin County District Attorney Travis Koehn was appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate claims of campaign finance violations against her.  The Texas Rangers were also involved in the investigation.  KWHI expects to receive a list of people indicted by the Grand Jury today (Wednesday) or tomorrow (Thursday).

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