“It’s simply a type of loopy issues,” Johnson mentioned. “If you observe legislation, it isn’t if however when (one will get sued). That factor befell over a 30-minute go to I had with a shopper. That was my involvement, and it has gone on for 5 years and it might go on for one more 5 years or 20 years.”
Needham, who makes $114,000 a 12 months as Johnson’s chief assistant, is representing his boss within the case without spending a dime, Johnson mentioned. And Needham is cautious to not work on the case utilizing workplace tools or throughout workplace hours, Johnson mentioned. To work on the case, Needham has taken trip time or labored at evening, after his work is finished within the DA’s workplace, mentioned Nelson Barnes, Johnson’s first assistant district lawyer.
Johnson gave a deposition within the case July 30, and Needham was concerned in that and in different depositions associated to the case on the 2 earlier days, Johnson mentioned. Johnson denied stories that he gave his deposition through teleconference in Needham’s workplace, two places of work down from his personal.
Johnson mentioned he gave his deposition from about 9 a.m. to midday at Needham’s house, not in Needham’s workplace, as a number of sources have claimed.
Nevertheless, in response to a transcript of Johnson’s deposition, when requested the situation from which Johnson’s deposition was being taken, his reply was 219 N. Sixth St., Suite 200, the deal with of the district lawyer’s workplace within the McLennan County Courthouse Annex.