DA offer put Dukes drug questions in the open
For what it’s worth, and just so we’re all on the same page on this, let’s put on this page everything we think we know about state Rep. Dawnna Dukes and drugs.
It’s become an out-in-theopen issue because Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore included a substance abuse assessment requirement in the recent settlement offer that Dukes, D-Austin, rejected. Dukes was indicted in January on 15 counts alleging abuse of office. Under the deal, the corruption charges would have been dropped — without a guilty plea — if Dukes agreed to resign, pay $3,500 in restitution and penalties, and submit to a substance abuse assessment and any treatment deemed necessary.
In addition to continuing to profess her innocence, Dukes and her lawyer are mighty peeved about the substance abuse provision, a requirement that Moore told me she deemed appropriate. Moore also noted Dukes previously nixed a similar offer that hadn’t included the substance abuse provision.
Earlier in the week, Moore told