‘Al Three’ files lawsuits in Harris County, accuses defendants of securing false criminal charges against him

By David Yates | Jun 6, 2019

HOUSTON – Albert G. Hill III, known in Dallas as “Al Three,” has filed a pair of lawsuits in Harris County District Court, alleging the defendants named in his petitions secured false criminal charges against him.

Both suits were filed June 5 and name of a flurry of notable individuals and entities, including Craig Watkins and Lisa Blue.

Hill, the eldest grandson of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, is embroiled in numerous civil cases across Texas against his father, Al Hill Jr., and other family members and trustees over his rights to his grandmother’s estate.

In his suits, Hill alleges Hill Jr. worked together with his attorneys and family members and enlisted the Office of the Dallas County District Attorney to bring fabricated criminal charges against him and his wife for mortgage fraud.

“The scheme, motivated by financial benefit and personal malice, also was joined by former attorneys of Mr. Hill, who sought criminal proceedings against Mr. Hill to gain an advantage in a fee dispute with him,” the suit states.

“It took Mr. Hill more than seven years after bring charged with false criminal charges to clear his name.”

Hill is suing for actual and exemplary damages.

He is represented by McGuireWoods attorney Thomas Farrell.

The other defendants named in the suits include: Terri Moore, Russell Wilson, Margaret Keliher, Heather Hill Washburne, Elisa Hill Summers, Ray Washburne, Alinda Wikert, Lyda Hill, David Pickett, Ty Miller, Joy Waller, PBL Multi-Strategy Fund, Thomas Tatham, Chester Donnally, Stephen Malouf, Charla Aldous, Michael Lynn, Jeff Tillotson, Justin Campbell, Robin Harrison, John Dagley, Suzanne Goss, Campbell Harrison & Dagley and Norris & Weber.

Cause Nos. 2019-38645 and 2019-38870

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