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The summer is over. The kids are back at school, and it’s time for you to take a break. Ladies, now is your chance to attend the social event of the season.

Prime Social, the premiere Houston poker destination, is giving free poker lessons this Wednesday. Free brunch and drinks will also be provided.

Dealers from the club will teach you how to bet and play Texas Hold ‘Em. You’ll learn what winning hands are while sipping mimosas.

Prime Social is the fastest growing private poker room in the nation. We offer games of Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha Hold ‘Em in a luxurious setting with a full menu, and fully stocked bar.

The ladies brunch and lessons begin at 11am Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

We invite you to bring your friends, or make some new ones at our event! We’ll be waiving our usual membership fee for anyone who wants to stay and play some real poker after.

LADIES FREE POKER LESSONS
Date: 11 am, Wednesday September 12
Location: Prime Social Poker Club,

7801 Westheimer Road Houston, Texas 77063

Woodlands attorney Mary Van Orman already faces a possible stay in jail in Montgomery County for refusing to pay a fine imposed by a judge for being wholly rude and unprofessional to Conroe Attorney Katherine Bihm

Woodlands attorney Mary Van Orman has taken notice of our Family Injustice Investigation. And she’s helping prove why the State Bar of Texas ought to take notice too.

Van Orman already faces a possible stay in jail in Montgomery County for refusing to pay a fine imposed by Judge Tracy Gilbert for being wholly rude and unprofessional to Conroe Attorney Katherine Bihm.

Last week, an attorney in New Iberia, Louisiana sought a protective order against Van Orman. Attorney Sy Shamsie calls Van Orman a nightmare.

Van Orman is his own lawyer in a civil lawsuit. For those who have met Van Orman, the legal filing will sound familiar.

“Van Orman’s behavior is both erratic and unusual,” Shamsie writes.

We’ve been reporting on Van Orman for months, criticizing her conduct in the Menger divorce case. Van Orman wants a new trial for her client Marek Menger,
because she had to argue the entering of the final decree over a phone call, claiming she couldn’t show up in person and was forced to be in court in two different
counties at the same time. Unfortunately for Ms. Van Orman, Dolcefino Consulting actually checked. She wasn’t telling the truth.

We already planned on attending the Menger hearing this week, but last Thursday, a delivery service called our office saying they had a package for Wayne Dolcefino.
A few minutes later a process server for Van Orman showed up instead and threatened our staff with criminal charges when he wasn’t available to accept the
“package.”

“The next day I invited Van Orman’s flunky to come to my office again and try that threatening thing on me, and even though the subpoena didn’t meet the
requirements of the law, I plan to come and will be glad to tell the judge that Ms. Van Orman is using the color of her court to play games,” says Dolcefino, Presidentof Dolcefino Consulting.

Van Orman wants Dolcefino to bring documents showing that he’s been hired by Sherry Menger to say mean things about her.

“I don’t think I have ever met Sherry Menger in my life, and she is not one of the people who privately fund my investigative media company to expose fools like
Ms. Van Orman – who frankly gives lawyers a bad name, which is admittedly hard to do,” said Dolcefino.

See you in court Mary. Hopefully, Judge Lisa Millard will do her job, and tell you to stop stalling justice with silly little personal games.

Woodlands attorney Mary Van Orman will be in court next week to argue for a new trial in the Sherry and Marek Menger divorce case.

Van Orman is now infamous in our Family Injustice investigation for her strange behavior in this unending legal dispute.

The divorce of Sherry and Marek Menger was over on February 27, 2018 when the final hearing took place in Judge Lisa Millard’s court.

Van Orman has maintained that she and her client deserve a new trial because she was on the phone during the whole hearing, drawn away from her duties by a commitment she made up at the last minute.

The original date for this hearing for a new trial was in June, but it keeps being pushed back by an attorney who wants to keep a profitable case alive.

Van Orman is the one causing the delay. She has requested the hearing be reset three times already.

Hopefully that won’t happen this time.

In a personal Facebook post by Judge Lisa Millard, she lays out exactly what we want to see in this family court system marred by controversy.

“Harris County deserves judges who are respected, experienced, fair, impartial, faithful to the constitution and dedicated to justice under the law,” Millard wrote.

We suggest that all judicial candidates keep that in mind during this election year.

Lisa Millard especially has the chance to stay true to her word.

She needs to deny the motion for a new trial and finally bring an end to this drawn out affair.

Marcelle Guimaraes

Marcelle Guimaraes

Marcelle Guimaraes fled to Brazil in July 2013 with her son Nico and never returned, sparking an international custody battle between Texas and Brazil. At the end of May, Nico’s grandparents were convicted in federal court of aiding and abetting the kidnapping and now face a possible prison sentence in October.

Now, for the first time, the mom at the center of the kidnapping case is breaking her silence after five long years, saying her parents did nothing wrong. In the interview, Guimaraes details years of documented physical violence and sex addiction by her ex-husband and complaints about a corrupt Harris County family court.

Guimaraes spoke publicly in an hour-long interview with Wayne Dolcefino, the longtime investigative journalist and President of Houston based Dolcefino Consulting, an investigative communications firm.

Clips from the interview are now being released to the news media for the first time.

Dr. Chris Brann is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor and a doctor at Ben Taub Hospital. He has been a sympathetic figure in the media and with politicians. The Houston doctor has waged an expensive public relations campaign to get his son back and have her family punished.

Guimaraes calls him a monster and says her escape to Brazil with her son was a matter of life and death.

“Nico would scream and ask and say no, no and ask for mommy too and ask to stop, and he would not stop at all because he could not control his violence,” said Marcelle Guimaraes.

Early in the divorce case, Judge James Lombardino signed an order to keep Brann away from Marcelle and little Nico after legal papers detailed violence and alleged sex addiction, including a journal that should have raised alarm bells for his employer.

When the Judge and lawyers failed to protect the mother and son from the dangerous situation they were in, she says she made the only move left to save herself and her child.

“There was no protection anymore,” said Guimaraes. “There was no justice anymore. There was no even me anymore. It was like everything was already done with no explanation.”

The first clips from the interview can viewed at this Dropbox link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vpro4milw9pcb1j/AADLg4Biq6wb6RpAAAVAxGVga?dl=0

For further information on breaking news in this international drama, please call Wayne Dolcefino at his office at 713-360-6911.

The battle over the custody of a little eight-year-old boy has sparked an international fight between Texas and Brazil.

Now the mother at the center of the kidnapping case is breaking her silence after five long years, detailing years of documented physical violence and sex addiction by the Houston doctor who has waged a public campaign to get his son back and have her family punished.

Brann has become a sympathetic figure among Houston media and Texas politicians.

Marcelle Guimaraes fled to Brazil in July 2013 with her son Nico and never returned. Last month, Nico’s grandparents were convicted in federal court of aiding and abetting the kidnapping and now face a possible prison sentence.

“I wish I could tell them that and that I’m really sorry and that I love them,” said Marcelle Guimaraes. “Nico loves them a lot and he misses them. He asks about them every single day. He asks about them, and that, he cannot understand what’s going on.”

Guimaraes broke her silence in an hour-long interview with Wayne Dolcefino, the longtime investigative journalist and President of Houston based Dolcefino Consulting, an Investigative Communications Firm.

“They are being treated like people that have committed a crime, and they didn’t have the chance, not even to explain anything or to protect themselves and to defend themselves from this injustice,” said Guimaraes.

Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes had been arrested under a sealed indictment after making a trip to Miami last year. Dr. Chris Brann is an Associate Professor of medicine and Baylor and a doctor at Ben Taub Hospital. He has been a sympathetic figure in the media and with Texas politicians, but Guimaraes calls him a monster and says her escape to Brazil with her son was a matter of life and death.

“Nico would scream and ask and say no, no and ask for mommy too and ask to stop, and he would not stop at all because he could not control his violence,” said Guimaraes.

The Guimaraes case has intensified the growing spotlight on alleged conflicts of interest in Houston family courts. Marcelle Guimaraes filed for divorce in 2012, accusing Brann of beating her, even while she was pregnant.

Early in the divorce case, Judge James Lombardino signed an order ordering Brann to stay away from Marcelle and little Nico after legal papers detailed violence and alleged sex addiction, including a journal that should have raised alarm bells at Baylor and Ben Taub.

Just four days after the protective order was issued, Dr. Brann hired Houston divorce lawyer Bobby Newman. Newman, his family and his law firm helped fundraise and donate more than $16,500 for the Judge. The financial support included a campaign fundraiser on a family yacht.

“Once Bobby Newman was hired, everything changed,” said Guimaraes. “I had, there was nothing that I could do that could convince the judge to accept, even to look at everything that I had to give to him. Things would just become more and more difficult for me.”

Guimaraes’ lawyer in the divorce case was Rick Ramos. Marcelle is now outraged at pictures showing Ramos and Newman were good friends and traveling companions before she hired Ramos to fight for her and full custody of Nico.

Newman and Ramos agreed to a joint custody arrangement and emails show for months that Guimaraes repeatedly told her lawyer she was scared of the Houston doctor.

“It was really shocking because can you imagine that all these years I had no idea that I was being betrayed by my own lawyer,” said Guimaraes.

In hotly contested divorce cases, a lawyer is appointed to represent the best interests of the child. In the Guimaraes case that lawyer was Jared Woodfill, at the time Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party.

Documents obtained by Dolcefino Consulting show Woodfill knew about violence and pornography and was begged for safety before Guimaraes finally fled. Emails obtained by Dolcefino Consulting written by the doctor claim Woodfill and Judge Lombardino both tried to get U.S. politicians in the fight against Guimaraes. Judge Lombardino even tried to keep Marcelle from testifying in her divorce case from Brazil.

“There was no protection anymore,” said Guimaraes. “There was no justice anymore. There was no even me anymore. It was like everything was already done with no explanation.”

Video taken in a park in Brazil in recent days show Nico appears healthy and happy with his mom. Brazilian Courts found Brann may pose a threat to his son. Dr. Brann is allowed to visit Nico but now says he owes $50,000 in back child support and can’t afford to pay.

Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes face sentencing in October. After the verdict, famed Houston Defense Attorney Rusty Hardin gave a statement to the media about his clients.

“These are two of the nicest, most incredibly supportive people that I can imagine, and I don’t know what a grandparent was supposed to do in this circumstance,” said Rusty Hardin, the attorney for Roberto and Jemima Guimaraes.

Hardin declined comment on their daughter’s decision to end her self-imposed silence and speak out.

Judge Lombardino, Bobby Newman, Rick Ramos, Jared Woodfill have all ignored requests for comment.

Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes are under house arrest and face possible prison sentences next month. They also declined to comment.

For further information on breaking news in this international drama, please call Wayne Dolcefino at his office at 713-360-6911.

Coach Mike Leach billboard appears at Texas Tech on University and 19th street

The same day classes begin at the University, a billboard will go up asking the question “What is Tech hiding?”

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Students, faculty and staff driving past the intersection of University and 19th Street will see the familiar set of eyes of Coach Mike Leach.

So, what is Tech hiding? A lot.

Tech recently appealed to the Texas Attorney General to keep secret details of its losses during the Bernie Madoff scandal back in 2009. The University is also involved in litigation with Dolcefino Consulting to keep secret records related to Coach Leach’s firing, Board of Regents emails and sexual harassment incidents on campus.

Last week, Tech fans were shocked to learn Chancellor Robert Duncan was resigning after just 4 years with the University.

Reports are his resignation came after a vote of “no-confidence” by 5 members of the Board of Regents. There’s now a petition asking Governor Greg Abbott to remove regents Rick Francis, Ronnie Hammonds, Christopher Huckabee, Mickey Long and John Steinmetz.

As the scandals at the University continue to pile up…it’s no wonder Texas Tech is fighting so hard to keep public information a secret.

Maybe it’s time the donors start asking questions.

SIGN the #paycoachleach petition!
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It’s time to shuffle the cards and place your bets for Houston firefighters.

Saturday, Houston’s premiere private poker club, Prime Social is hosting a charity poker tournament to benefit the group Firefighters Helping Firefighters.

FHF provides assistance and financial support for sick or injured firefighters as well as the families of fallen heroes.

“We’re honored that our members want to play poker for such a worthy cause,” says Dean Maddox of Prime Social. “This is just the beginning. We want to show our Houston heroes that we honor their hard work.”

Registration is open now for the charity freeze-out tournament which begins at High Noon this Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7801 Westheimer.

Prime Social will make a $100 donation to Firefighters Helping Firefighters for each entry, up to $5,000.

The poker club is planning a similar charity fundraiser this year for Houston Police as part of its commitment to give back to the City of Houston.

Prime Social is a members only private poker room in Houston, offering an upscale menu, fully-stocked bar, and free valet parking.

Media is welcome to attend.

Wayne Dolcefino and Dolcefino Consulting statement on the death of our friend Trent Seibert:

This is so unfair. Just forty-seven years old. Such a loss. Trent was a rare breed of watchdog investigative journalist. It consumed him. The fight for transparency and government honesty was like oxygen for him. He fought on the front lines for truth like few people I will ever know.

He was a friend. Such an ally in the fight against arrogance and political corruption in Houston.

In the war to preserve the public right to know he was always willing to charge up the hill next to me, whether at 13, or in recent years at my company. I cant put into words how much I will miss him.

You can read more about the life of Seibert here.

“So many memories…such an awesome colleague. Channel 13 viewers loved Ed Brandon because he was the same person on TV that he was in real life, part of the magic that was Channel 13. Ed was a key ingredient in the greatest run in what is the story of a great TV station. His death reminds us all of great memories. I mourn the death of a friend. I smile at the memories.”
– Wayne Dolcefino

A message to the sacred cow

“Let me make this as clear as I can make it. We will not be bullied by the rodeo. They are not a sacred cow.”

That was the message delivered at a press conference on the steps of the Harris County Civil Courthouse this morning by Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting.

Dolcefino and his attorney, Jeff Diamant announced major legal action against the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The legal action alleges the Rodeo is now in violation of felony criminal laws for attempting to silence our right to look at their charity records under state law. It will be followed by a motion pursuant to the Texas Citizens’ Participation Act (a/k/a the anti-SLAPP Statute), which protects free speech in Texas, seeking dismissal of the Rodeo’s lawsuit brought against Dolcefino Consulting. The legal action, filed today, will seek legal fees and punitive damages.

This fight began when Dolcefino requested charity financial records from the quarter of a billion-dollar rodeo empire, as part of an ongoing investigation into the rape of a young woman at a Los Vaqueros trail ride event. First, the rodeo tried a suit against the rape victim and Dolcefino but was not permitted to do so by the Court. Then they filed a new legal action against Dolcefino Consulting, seeking, among other things, monetary damages from Dolcefino.

“If you’re going to act as a charity, and seek the protections afforded to you under Texas and Federal law to be a charity, then you are responsible, and you have to be accountable as any other charity is,” said Jeff Diamant, Dolcefino Consulting’s counsel. “The Rodeo doesn’t seem to want to play by those rules, all we’re asking is that they play by those rules and that they have the repercussions from not playing by them.”

“I began this effort to try and help a rape victim,” says Dolcefino, “And the rodeo has come after me with everything they have. Shame on them. Houstonians, the volunteers, the donors, the people who pay a lot of money to go to this party once a year ought to send a message to the rodeo.”

The lawsuit is filed in Judge Michael Landrum’s Harris County 113th District Court.

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