FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
FEDERAL INMATE SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS FOR FILING FALSE LIEN IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
BEAUMONT, TX – United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 54-year-old inmate at the Beaumont Federal Prison has been sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for filing a false lien in the Eastern District of Texas.
ROBERT DANIEL DAVIS was sentenced today by United States District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented in court, while imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, Davis created and forged groundless Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements in the amount of $500 million against U.S. District Judge Sim Lake on June 21, 2004 and Assistant U.S. Attorney Glen Cook on May 27, 2005. Judge Lake and AUSA Cook were involved in Davis' previous federal drug conviction in the Southern District of Texas which led to his incarceration in Beaumont. Judge Lake and AUSA Cook stated they did not sign or authorize the creation or filing of the UCC/TCA FS-4 "True Bill" which bear their names and a reproduction of their signatures and have never had a financial or contractual relationship with Davis. Davis told investigators he filed the fraudulent lien against Judge Lake because the Judge allowed the prosecuting attorney, AUSA Cook, to perjure himself during his trial and did nothing about it. Davis stated he filed the fraudulent lien against AUSA Cook because Cook lied about the amount of drugs Davis was being prosecuted for. Davis pleaded guilty to those drug charges. Davis was convicted of the fraudulent filing charges by a jury on August 28, 2007.
This case was investigated by the Texas Attorney General's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David H. Henderson, Jr. and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard Rawls.