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Bernie movie participants named in request of public records

Tyler Morning-Telegraph
December 17, 2014

The latest development in the Bernie Tiede case is a public records request addressed to Panola District Attorney Danny "Buck" Davidson.

This letter points to a possible conflict of interest that Davidson should have disclosed if he was paid for any part of the Bernie movie.The family asks Davidson to disclose how much money he was paid for the movie, or paid for related junkets to promote the movie.

 

Mr. Davidson:


Under the Texas Public Information act, I am requesting an opportunity to obtain public records. Please provide the following:

All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence, between an employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson , and Richard Linklater

All correspondence including without limitation, any electronic correspondence, between any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck' Davidson, and Skip Hollandsworth;

All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence between any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson, and each of (i) Matthew McConaughey, (ii) Jack Black, (iii) Shirley MacClaine and (iv) any of the writers, producers, directors, promoters or distributors or any other person associated with the movie entitled "Bernie";

A list of all remuneration received by Danny "Buck" Davidson, from participating in (i) the making and promotion of the movie entitled "Bernie", including, without limitation, all meals, hotel rooms, airfare and any other type of compensation and (ii) any development of any potential sequels to the movie entitled "Bernie", including without limitation, all meals, hotel rooms, airfare and any other types of compensation;

A list of all promotional events for the movie entitled "Bernie" attended by Danny "Buck" Davidson, his wife or any other member of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including the location and date of such event;

A list of all meetings and phone conferences between Danny "Buck" Davidson, and each of (i) Richard Linklater, (ii) Skip Hollandsworth, (iii) Matthew McConaughey, (iv) Jack Black and (v) Shirley McClaine and the date, length and place of each such meeting or phone conference and the topics discussed thereat;

All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence, to and from Danny "Buck" Davidson to any other person regarding any potential sequels to the movie entitled "Bernie";All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence between any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson, and any member of the Majorie M. Nugent's family;

All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence, between any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson, and each of (i) Jodi Cole, (ii) John G. Jasuta and (iii) David A. Schulman;

A list of all meetings and phone conferences between Danny "Buck" Davidson, and each of (i) Jodi Cole, (ii) John G. Jasuta, (iii) David A. Schulman (vi) Richard Linklater, (v) Skip Hollandsworth or (vi) any of the writers, producers, directors, promoters or distributors or any other person associated with the movie entitled "Bernie" regarding Writ of Habeas Corpus Application of Bernhardt Tiede, II, and the date, length and place of each such meeting or phone conference and the topics discussed thereat;

All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence, by any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson regarding the media interviews regarding the hearing for the Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Bernhardt Tiede, II which hearing occurred on May 7, 2014;

All correspondence, including without limitation, any electronic correspondence, between any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson, and each of (i) Dr. Gripon and (ii) Dr. Peskoff regarding Bernhardt Tiede, II;

All correspondence, memorandum, research memoranda produced by any employee of the Panola County District Attorney's Office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson, regarding the decision making process or the District Attorney's response on the Writ of Habeas Corpus for Bernhardt Tiede, II, including without limitation all correspondence between the employees of the Panola County District Attorney's Office regarding the same;

A list of all employees of Panola County District Attorney's office, including without limitation, Danny "Buck" Davidson, and the date and amount of time each spent reviewing and analyzing each of (i) the Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Bernhardt Tiede, II during each month in 2013 and 2014 and (ii) the evidence against Bernhardt Tiede, II in the murder of Marjorie M. Nugent for during each month in 2013 and 2014; and

A list of all vacations and personal days taken by Danny "Buck" Davidson in the following calendar years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.