By Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Charlie Geren ordered and paid for a pair of custom-made cowboy boots more than a decade ago.
Weeks and months went by, but the boots never arrived in the mail.
Eventually the Republican state representative found out that the man he and several others, including Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, bought them from never completed the orders. Ultimately, the man stood trial and went to jail.
The man was was ordered to pay restitution. And Geren received an occasional check for $20 or $25.