Sunday, April 25, 2010

People Named George

In some of my previous posts I've written about a man whose first name is George. Now it's time for me to write about two people with the last name of George.

On 3/27/03, a woman named Clara Cortez George, 27, died at the Gillespie County jail in Fredericksburg. The official version of her death as reported in the newspapers at the time was that she had been arrested when she made a planned appearance at the county courthouse at 11:30 AM and was found dead in a jail cell at 12:45 PM with her blouse tied around her neck. Her death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

However, a local insider with ties to law enforcement told me Ms. George had actually been raped and strangled by a jailer. The person who told me this said the police chief didn't want any negative publicity and "ran the jailer out of town" instead of prosecuting him. I was (and still am) shocked to hear this--but not surprised, given many of the other things that go on within local law enforcement.

In February of 2007, I ran across another Ms. George. I'd driven down to San Antonio to meet with my lawyer at the time (whom I later had to fire when I discovered she'd misrepresented me). When I arrived at her office, my attorney asked me to wait in her conference room while she took an important phone call. While I was sitting there waiting, it was impossible not to notice a large number of legal documents that had been left on the conference table in plain sight, but I tried to ignore them because I knew they were probably confidential. However, when my attorney finally came in, she actually pointed them out to me and said they were from the case of a female client of hers whose last name was George. Rather than repeat what my lawyer told me about them, I'm posting an excerpt from a 2/15/07 email I sent to Diop Kamau (whom I also believed to be working for me at the time, although I learned differently later) in which I described what I'd been told in detail shortly after I was told it.

This incident bothered me right from the start for a number of important reasons that had nothing to do with the last name of this woman and the earlier fail victim being the same. For one thing, it was obvious my attorney wanted me to see the documents (by leaving them out and then seating me right next to them). In fact, I later realized that my lawyer may have finally come back into the room only after it became apparent to anyone who might have been watching from nearby that I was not going to examine the documents on my own. For another thing, it did not seem professional or even proper for my attorney to discuss someone else's case with me in such detail. The biggest red flag of all for me, though, was the fact that so many of the same people (lawyers, document expert, and judge), places (Boerne and Kerrville), and circumstances (fraudulently obtaining real estate, wills, and trusts) were involved in both my case and Ms. George's case. My discomfort at having been given all this information about someone else's case without being able to understand why was the reason I emailed Kamau about what had happened. I was hoping he'd be able to explain what was going on, but he didn't.

I do not know either of these women named George personally, and I have no idea whether they or their cases relate to each other. It would certainly be extremely interesting if they do turn out to be related--but it doesn't matter if they're not, since each deserves to be mentioned here in their own right.

Update: Clara Cortez George's sister, Maricela Cortez Rosa (44), died on April 29, 2010 (shortly after I posted this!) in Fredericksburg of unknown causes.

Update: Another sibling has died suddenly and too young.


Anonymous said...


lets see; 4 doctors conspire to film mary lous medical exams for jollies
this would get your liscense revoked, prison time and pretty much ruin your life if it was true .

is seeing marylous hoohoo worth all that?

gag me!

Anonymous said...


hell would be better than seeing your privates!

Anonymous said...

mary lou i do want to be uplifting

so start with positive thoughts and put negatives out of your head

1 vow to get a job even if it is dairy queen

2 realize that not one one person is harrassing you

3 if you think someone is looking at you or selling drugs to taunt you, ignore them

4talk to people talk to people

5 be quick to forgive, slow to accuse

good luck!

ML said...

I believe the first two comments above actually go with a previous posting of mine.

I find it extremely interesting that although I never mentioned a specific number of doctors involved, the writer of the first comment above gives one--and it happens to be the correct number!

Anonymous said...

lets see
gyn, colonoscopy, fp and ex =4
not couning th other 50+saff

no one could possibly believe your allegations and yes, youdo have serious paranoia issues if you really believe what you wrote
and the city drug runners
and your mother in law selling drugs froma dually
and your dad's death threats

oh, and the drones flying over ..check out the news today they are talking about you!
and the attic
and the city emplyees fixing your street
and the and your claim you dont own your house
andyour claima about every lawyer you ever met
and on
and on

Anonymous said...

in she says her doctors conspired to film and distribute her medical exams including pelvic exams and colonscopy

this ,of course, was completely fabricated by a very pissed-off, paranoid and vengeful woman
she no doubt complained to the state board and again, for the umpteenth time the likely told her she is crazy (perhaps in nicer terms)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting this out there, no one has ever believed us about her death. -cortez family member-