One my readers, whom I'll call "J.D." was kind enough to alert me to this article out of Dallas.
It seems that Craig Watkins has been doing some side-lawyering when not busy being a "PR Dream" for prosecutors.
It would be really nice if prosecutors could earn some extra income by drawing legal fees for side jobs like, say, doing a divorce for a friend, or writing a will.
But the law says that you can't. You just have to stick to that ultra-high paying government salary (and the side perk of being universally loved). (NOTE: Please read this mini-paragraph with as much sarcasm as you can muster.)
But not only is District Attorney Watkins doing some side-lawyering, he's also assisting in a little bit of mortgage fraud. I'm willing to give D.A. Watkins the benefit of the doubt and say that I really doubt he knew he was aiding in mortgage fraud.
However, he should have known better with the whole side-lawyering thing.