Process Server Arrested in Courtroom [Video]

Update By: Jonathan Stelly
Date: August 8, 2013

In the latest development in an ongoing investigation into a Texas judge, a process server was arrested while attempting to serve Judge Layne Walker legal documents in a courtroom. Process server Steve Hartman was trying to serve Walker with a federal summons regarding a civil rights complaint alleging mistreatment of a local criminal defense attorney and civil rights leader at the courthouse.


According to signed witness affidavits, Hartman crossed the bench, shoved papers in a deputy’s face, and tried to push past to reach the judge. The arrest, however, was captured on video through the process server’s ballpoint pen camera. It’s now been revealed that the captured footage may contradict what the signed affidavits say happened.


~Kimberly Faber, ServeNow

Some Interesting Workers’ Compensation Facts and Tidbits

Update By: Jonathan Stelly
Date: August 7, 2013

The average annual cost of a workers’ compensation claim exceeds $1,000,000 when factoring in direct and indirect costs.
~US Dept of Labor

In Louisiana, committing workers’ compensation fraud is a felony and punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
~LA R.S. 22:1924

Workers’ compensation fraud costs businesses approximately $7.2 billion a year.
~National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)

Workers’ compensation fraud is the second costliest type of crime in America, after tax evasion.
~Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp

Top Echelon Investigation, LLC is now on Twitter

Update By: Jonathan Stelly
Date: July 12, 2013

Top Echelon Investigation, LLC has recently joined Twitter to keep up with everything on the Web. Be sure to follow us!