Houston mayor’s former press secretary indicted, accused of withholding public records

By Mike Morris
Houston Chronicle
Originally published July 19, 2018

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s former press secretary, Darian Ward, was indicted by a grand jury this week, accused of violating state law by failing to turn over public records in response to a reporter’s request late last year.

The indictment, handed up Tuesday but released by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg’s office Thursday, says Ward misrepresented the number of emails responsive to a reporter’s request for correspondence about her personal business activities and unlawfully withheld public records.

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