Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

A former official involved with the Pedernales Electric Cooperative is on trial for felony theft, money laundering, and misapplication of fiduciary property. Prosecutors from the Texas Attorney General’s Office have spent the last two days conducting a painstaking review of billings and transactions between the co-op and its former law firm, Clark, Thomas & Winters.

Witnesses have included several former co-op and Clark Thomas employees. Several more current and former officials from those organizations, as well as people involved in the utility business, are on tap to testify later.

If you think that sounds like the December trial of ex-Pedernales general manager Bennie Fuelberg, you’re correct. And so far the approach prosecutors are taking in the trial of Walter Demond hasn’t been much different.

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