Deliberations will resume Tuesday in the felony theft trial of an attorney accused of stealing from a Central Texas electric cooperative.
Jurors in Kendall County failed to reach a verdict Thursday in the trial of Walter Demond, who did work for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative. The trial is in recess for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The former partner at Clark, Thomas & Winters is charged with theft, money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property. The Austin American-Statesman reports the case involves $700,000 in Pedernales funds, alleged inflated legal bills and money reaching relatives of co-op executives.
Former co-op general manager Bennie Fuelberg was sentenced to 300 days in jail and ordered to repay $126,000 after being convicted of theft of co-op funds, money laundering and misappropriation of fiduciary property.