New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
2-A HERALD-ZErTUNG SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1993
Plaintiffs of suspect family seek to subpoena former president
Coalition of Black Democrats endorse Bob Krueger in May bid for Senate seat
HOUSTON — Plaintiffs in a lawsuit involving a family whose dealings with Libya and Iraq are under federal investigation want to subpoena former President Bush for a deposition.
An application filed in a Houston state court asks that Bush be required to give a deposition in the case of Dr. lh san Barbouti, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday.
The parties filing the application Friday contend Bush is “known to have pertinent and material evidence relevant to the central issues of the lawsuit”
Andrew Maner, a spokesman for Bush in Houston where the former president now lives, could not be reached for comment Saturday.
State District Judge Eileen O'Neill is expected to hear argu
ments on the application next week.
Federal officials have alleged that Barbouti and his eldest son, Haidar Barbouti, used several companies as fronts to export petroleum technology, with both industrial and military applications, to Libya and Iraq.
Barbouti reportedly died in July 1990, but he is alleged to have feigned his death and gone into hiding.
Several former business associates have filed lawsuits in three states against Barbouti interests claiming they were defrauded through illegal export schemes.
Last year, a jury in Houston found the Barboutis liable for more than $12 million to Bruce Munden of Dallas and his Pipeline Recovery Systems Inc.
The application filed Friday pertains to a lawsuit filed on
behalf of Rig Structures & Supply C6. and three former Barbouti associates or employees: Arthur J. Volente, Bob McCurdy and James Olen Groves, all of Houston.
The document says there is no intent to embarrass or harass Bush, but the plaintiffs want to question him about several items, including:
—Any knowledge he may have about ^he alleged activities of Ihsan and Haidar Barbouti in procuring materials for atomic and chemical weapons projects in Iraq.”
—Barbouti’s alleged attempts in 1988 to arrange a secret meeting between Momamar Gadhafi and then President-elect Bush.
—United Nations inspectors’ discovery of documents in Iraq allegedly linking Haidar Barbouti and his father to military-related procurement.
AUSTIN — The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats Saturday endorsed interim U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger in a May I special election for the seat vacated by Lloyd Benteen.
Following speeches by Krueger and former attorney general Jim Mattox, both Democrats, the group voted 64-29 to back Krueger. Sixty percent was needed to win the endorsement
“People like Mattox and they like Krueger, but they feel that it’s better to show some cohesiveness (in the party) by supporting one candidate,” said Booker T. Morris, president of the coalition.
Earlier, Krueger, who has already received the endorsement of the State Democratic Executive Committee and most other party leaders, urged the coalition to join in backing him.
“It’s not going to be a snap to win this election. We have to have a united Democratic Party if we want to keep a Democratic sena
tor from Texas in (Washington),” he said.
Krueger also told the group he would be heading up a committee to recommend applicants for 12 federal judge appointments. He asked for suggestions and promised to be “aftirmptively active to see that those people who’ve not been represented on the bench before will be there.”
Meanwhile, Mattox blasted Krueger's voting record while they both served in Congress in the 1970s, saying they sharply differed on food stamps, jobs and education. He charged that Krueger has since changed his position on several issues.
“I believe in religious conversions, but most of the time that comes in religion, not politics,” he said.
Mattox also touted his record in minority hiring as attorney
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ner with Fulbright and Jaworski law firm in Austin; and, Robert M. Worley, Executive Director, Bryan-College Station, Economic Development Corporation.
David Allex, President, Harlingen Chamber of Commerce will moderate the panel.
U.S. Senator Bob Krueger will give the national perspective on
job creation in America at the noon luncheon.
He will be introduced by the conference Advisory Committee Chair, Max Sherman, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.
Sherman, a long-time participant in the conference, said “Ibis grassroots forum has continually
attracted quality speakers addressing timely topics. Perhaps it is the diversity of the audience that stimulates the speakers to be unusually candid in their comments and in their responses during the Q&A sessions that follow each segment.”
The conference was created by the Greater New Braunfels
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Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Mil-likin told the council that he was not authorized to release information about Barranco and the property owner.
“The mayor was given no authority to mention any of this this evening,” Millikin said, “and I find it interesting that three members of the council were given the authority to release it and the chief executive officer of the city had no authority to release it"
Switzer then made a motion to cease any further actions regarding the development until an investigation was completed. The motion passed unanimously.
In other action, the council approved the acceptance of City Secretary Carolyn Clawson’s resignation to be elective Feb. 26.
Clawson had originally intended to announce the effective date of her resignation as being QApril 15, but said she had a change of heart and announced that her resignation would take effect in two weeks.
With that, the board voted unanimously to approve the agenda item to accept Clawson’s resignation, according to Councilwoman Ruby Gratch, “With great reluctance.”
The next item cf business called for the discussion and action to appoint a city secretary.
Councilman Reed Switzer told the council that there was no need to solicit for the position when the city already employed qualified applicants.
“We have two people in the city right now both of whom are well qualified, and I don’t see any reason for the delqy in advertising.. . when we know what we have
now,” Switzer said.
The two people to whom Switzer was referring were City Clerk Regina Hillis and City Treasurer Jim Jeffers. The council approved Hillis’ appointment as deputy city secretary at the last meeting, and charged her with carrying out the duty of early voting clerk.
Gratch made a motion to appoint Jeffers to the position of city secretary citing his experience in public administration and education as key factors in her decision.
Jeffers received his master degree in public administration degree from Oklahoma University and is the former chief finance officer for New Braunfels.
Jeffers will have to resign his post as treasurer to serve as city secretary.
“You don’t keep the books and pay the bills,” Jeffers said, “Ifs not good audit practice.”
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Krueger discounted criticism about his record, focusing on the support he’s received from other Democratic leaders.
“I don’t think I have to explain my votes when they satisfy Barbara Jordan,” he said.
About a dozen people have announced their intentions to challenge Krueger, who was appointed to the seat by Gov. Ann Richards.
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