Former Austin Police Officer Given Probation for Giving Drugs, Money, and Wife’s Possessions to Prostitutes

Former Austin police officer Scott Lando received a generous sentence from visiting state District Judge Fred Moore after his conviction for giving drugs, money, and even possessions of his wife to prostitutes for sex.

Lando faced two years in prison but was given probation by Moore who said that he was punished enough by leaving the force. Moore did note that “I am not happy with him. God knows, nobody in this room is happy with him.”

The jury found that he gave drugs to prostitutes and brought them to his Cedar Park home where he gave them things belonging to his wife, including a pair of black Harley-Davidson boots and a gold necklace. His wife stood with him in court during the sentencing. She insisted that she did not believe the allegations.

Source: Statesman

21 thoughts on “Former Austin Police Officer Given Probation for Giving Drugs, Money, and Wife’s Possessions to Prostitutes”

  1. OT. This is a ad turn:

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/09/first-sale-doctrine/

    “Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software You Bought”

    “A federal appeals court said Friday that software makers can use shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses to forbid the transfer or resale of their wares, an apparent gutting of the so-called first-sale doctrine.

    The first-sale doctrine is an affirmative defense to copyright infringement that allows legitimate owners of copies of copyrighted works to resell those copies. That defense, the court said, is “unavailable to those who are only licensed to use their copies of copyrighted works.” ”

    The 3-0 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal, if it stands, means copyright owners may prohibit the resale of their wares by inserting clauses in their sales agreements.

    “The terms of the software license in the case are not very different from the terms of most software licensing. So I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t own their software,” said Greg Beck, the defense attorney in the case who represented an eBay seller sued by Autodesk. “The other ramification, there is no reason a similar license could not be put into the cover of a book. It wouldn’t be difficult for everybody to implement this.”

    Beck said he will ask the San Francisco-based appeals court to rehear the case with 11 judges.

    The Software & Information Industry Association, whose members include Google, Adobe, McAfee, Oracle and dozens of others, urged the court to rule as it did. The Motion Picture Association of America also sided with Autodesk.” (Autodesk was the plaintiff)

  2. since when does a cop pay a prositute for sex. put the cuffs on’em then right before the majic moment shoot’em with a taser.

  3. AY, “Ginger out did me on one today…”,

    You’ll make up for it elsewhere I have NO doubt, no doubt whatsoever:-)

    Nice to be back however long that lasts. There have been some excellent threads on the Professors bawg lately.

  4. Lk,

    Good to see you back. That was good. Ginger out did me on one today…and I am sorry to say, I did not even think of it…

  5. “His wife stood with him in court during the sentencing. She insisted that she did not believe the allegations.”

    I guess they don’t sell superglue in Austin so what’s a poor gal to do but forgive and forget?

    Gingerbaker, “All I can see is that he may have been too generous. A pair of nicely broken-in Harley Davidson boots for a roll in the hay? Why, that’s almost philanthropy.”

    You are a wicked, wicked boy. Yes, I laughed out loud. 🙂

  6. Buddha,

    I’d miss Willie’s lil ole spread……and then don’t forget Sandra Bullock call Austin home…..neither of them live in Austin proper…..

  7. Buddha,

    I put it on my list of places I have to see before I die … I think it was the lavender thong that finally got to me …

  8. Blouise,

    Losing the city of Austin would be a national tragedy. The rest of Texas? Not so much.

  9. Do you think the Austin Police Department will miss the dude?

    Have never been to Austin but the more I hear the more intrigued I am.

  10. Hey ya’ll, Cedar Park is not part of Austin. It may well be a burb but it is not Austin. So those donkey’s don’t fly there…..

  11. What is the problem here? Is barter not an acceptable economic system in Austin?

    He owed the women money, and they accepted certain possessions as fair remuneration. All I can see is that he may have been too generous. A pair of nicely broken-in Harley Davidson boots for a roll in the hay? Why, that’s almost philanthropy.

  12. AY I know it is normal for there and that’s why I like it. The pedicabs are called “dikes on bikes”.

  13. SWM,

    Thats the normal part of the City…..It is the only place that I have ever been where a city counsel person shot snakes that were in his yard, just off of 7th Street and West of Congress but before Lamar. The police arrived and secured the garden hose….with a few bullet holes…It don’t lie, it don’t lie….

  14. AY Last time I was there I saw a man walking down the street in his neighborhood in a lavender thong.

  15. If that happened any place but Austin…..I’d say you’d been smoking crack…since it’s Austin and the Motto for the City is “Keep Austin Weird” it must be true.

    But then again another saying that I have only seen in Austin is “FUCK YA’LL I’M FROM TEXAS” I am unsure how it relates but there is a semblance of normalcy if you think in those terms…..

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