Well, he’s famous for it in parts other than Cowtown. Or, maybe just parts pretending to be other than Cowtown. Anyway, he’s famous for his corruption and conflicts of interest around these parts.
Corruption in Fort Worth, Texas?
Fort Worth started as a Fort. That is sort of obvious. What isn’t so obvious is that Fort Worth is run by what amounts to being a Ruling Junta, with little accountability to the good citizens of Fort Worth.
A few years ago it was discovered that natural gas, in shale form, know as the Barnett Shale, was underneath much of north Texas, including Fort Worth. Prior to the drilling beginning, Fort Worth’s Ruling Junta installed an oilman named Mike Moncrief as Mayor of Fort Worth. That is Mike Moncrief behind bars in the photo.
Mike Moncrief is a millionaire. He has holdings in all the drilling companies that have been and continue knocking holes in the ground all over Fort Worth.
Last year Mayor Mike Moncrief made an estimated $633,000.00 from his various oil and gas deals.
There’s more and it’s quite entertaining. Actually, it’s very sad, but written in an entertaining manner.
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
- Web |
- More Posts(5116)
Cathy sykes says
But Sharon, the business of America is business….no matter who or what such a philosophy hurts!
I mean, you can’t expect Big Mike to survive on a mere mayor’s salary!