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Texas Cheater prosecuted, Update.


fishing user avatarMatt Fly reply : 

The following is the press release from the Rockwall County DA's Office:

FROM THE ROCKWALL COUNTY CRIMINAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

April 13, 2010

On April 13, 2010, Robby Rose pled guilty and was sentenced to five years probation for the state jail felony offense of Attempted Theft over $20,000 but less than $100,000.  In addition, Mr. Rose will be required to serve 15 days in jail and was ordered to surrender his fishing license for the duration of his probation.

Mr. Rose, a well known competitive fisherman, competed in the 2009 Bud Light Trail Big Bass Tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard on October 24, 2009.  The grand prize for the competition was a $55,000 Legend bass boat and would be awarded to the fisherman who caught the largest fish based on weight.  Midway through the competition, Mr. Rose submitted a fish to win that prize.  Upon weigh-in and inspection, tournament officials discovered a one pound lead weight in the belly of the fish.

Mr. Rose was subsequently investigated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens, and the case was filed as a felony by the Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney's Office.  We took this case very seriously, said Kenda Culpepper, Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney.  As far as we were concerned, the case was about a $55,000 bass boat, not a ten pound fish.  Alex Imgrund, lead prosecutor, said that the facts of the case had garnered interest from sources as far away as Ontario, Canada.  Cheating is cheating, and the fishing community, nor this office, will tolerate it.

Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney's Office

1101 Ridge Road, Ste. 105

Rockwall, Texas  75087

(972) 204-6800 (ofc)

(972) 204-6809 (fax)


fishing user avatarb.Lee reply : 

Good set an example!


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 

Well, that's great news. Where's the monetary fine if any. Surely there will be court cost and a fine to go along with it. If not, it's not enough.

Shame on robby.

Yes, he got a $3,000.00 fine to go along with it. Great news.


fishing user avatarMatt Fly reply : 

Crime Times column in the Star Telegram, Ft.Worth newspaper mentioned $3000.00 dollar fine and community service as well.


fishing user avatar5bass reply : 

In my opinion, that punishment is a little weak.....and I'm not even from Texas and havent been 'taken' by the dude and his cheating ways.


fishing user avatarTin reply : 
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In my opinion, that punishment is a little weak.....and I'm not even from Texas and havent been 'taken' by the dude and his cheating ways.

x2, Texas is known for that "hang em' high" type justice up here and I'm surprised that's all he got. Is this a first for a cheater in a bass tourney? If it is it sets a weak precedent imo.


fishing user avatarMd reply : 

The good thing is that he was whacked with a felony conviction. Being that they took his fishing license, he won't be able to make any money fishing. Couple that with the 5 years probation, and he won't be able to leave the state without permission from his PO to fish in a different state. He MAY be able to get a job flipping burgers, but even those joints don't like to hire convicted felons. On top of all of that, he better have eyes on the back of his head because I would assume he's not a very popular person in the fishing world in Texas right now!


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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The good thing is that he was whacked with a felony conviction. Being that they took his fishing license, he won't be able to make any money fishing. Couple that with the 5 years probation, and he won't be able to leave the state without permission from his PO to fish in a different state. He MAY be able to get a job flipping burgers, but even those joints don't like to hire convicted felons. On top of all of that, he better have eyes on the back of his head because I would assume he's not a very popular person in the fishing world in Texas right now!

He owns his own business. house foundation repair. He will more than likely get to serve it on the weekends or possibly at night from 7-7 maybe.

I agree it seems a little lacking in the punishment, but remember, he is an outdoorsman and now cannot carry a gun. Have no idea of his lifestyle, but there will be no going to the bars or traveling out of state w/o consent. the probation carries a lot of extra penalities other than just the fine. He will be required to pay the fees for the Texas Department of Public Safety(Highway Patrol), Woodsey Owl, monthly probation fees and more.

not enough, but more than i figured he would get.


fishing user avatarSkeetyCCTX reply : 

WOW! I cant believe the good guys actually won this time!

I spend a bunch of money tourny fishing, as do many others, and it stinks to loose money to cheaters! This guy has apparently won hundreds of thosands of dollars $$ bass fishing. Dont tell me that this was just a one time thing, nobody jeperdizes that kind of money unless they have been doing it all along! He should have to repay the people that lost to him in the past!

Anyways, I think the penalty is still pretty harsh. I dont know what I would do if I got my fishing license taken for 5 yrs. Man, that would be the worst punishment you could put on me! Hes gonna go crazy!


fishing user avatarCatt reply : 

He's punishment goes far deeper than what the Judicial System handed out

He ruined not just his reputation but that of his wife, children, family, church family, testimony for Christ (yes there are those type in church), his business and his family name.

These he'll pay for the rest of his life!

As to him paying back those he "stole" from; he was only found guilty on this one incident.

But I would still like to slap him behind the head just a couple of times ;)


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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WOW! I cant believe the good guys actually won this time!

I spend a bunch of money tourny fishing, as do many others, and it stinks to loose money to cheaters! This guy has apparently won hundreds of thosands of dollars $$ bass fishing. Dont tell me that this was just a one time thing, nobody jeperdizes that kind of money unless they have been doing it all along! He should have to repay the people that lost to him in the past!

Anyways, I think the penalty is still pretty harsh. I dont know what I would do if I got my fishing license taken for 5 yrs. Man, that would be the worst punishment you could put on me! Hes gonna go crazy!

Probably doesn't even matter to him. He'll continue to fish without a license and just pay the fine when he gets caught(If ever). I havn't been checked on Rayburn or toledo in years. It you pick your lakes chances are you will never get caught.

Pleading guilty was probably the first honest move he's made in years. I totally agree he just didn't start doing this, but you have to prove it and that will be impossible to do unless he admits to it and that ain't gonna happen.

There's talk of the guys filing civil suits to try to recover the money he may have stolen in other tournaments. The cost will be more than any money that could be recovered. Plus, they could never prove it.


fishing user avatarMatt Fly reply : 

Robby responded in an interview.   Not what I expected.  I expected remorse from a fellow christian angler. 

   Wow!


fishing user avatarGrey Wolf reply : 
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Robby responded in an interview. Not what I expected. I expected remorse from a fellow christian angler.

Wow!

A christian in name only it appears.


fishing user avatarCatt reply : 
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Robby responded in an interview. Not what I expected. I expected remorse from a fellow christian angler.

Wow!

What he say  ;)


fishing user avatarMatt Fly reply : 

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/outdoors/stories/041510dnmetfishcheat.248274c0a.html

Couple of quotes down in the middle that floored me.

"he wanted to deliver a right cross to their jaw" and "I wanted to embarrass the sport"


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/outdoors/stories/041510dnmetfishcheat.248274c0a.html

Couple of quotes down in the middle that floored me.

"he wanted to deliver a right cross to their jaw" and "I wanted to embarrass the sport"

Just a common criminal/thief.


fishing user avatarCatt reply : 

Rose says that the fish was big enough for second place before he weighted it and that adding the illegal pound didn't make it a winner. "Second place was mine to do with as I pleased," Rose said.

Rose, 45, insists he was just trying to make a point. "It was a right cross to their jaw," Rose said. "I wanted to embarrass the sport."

Rumors about how he had won other tournaments in his 10-year fishing career are all based on jealousy, he said.

Yelp he has cheated all along ;)


fishing user avatarWho Dat? reply : 

After reading the article, I feel he didn't show any REMORSE.

His statements were made with a SMART A** attitude.


fishing user avatarMd reply : 

I can't believe this idiot is running his mouth after all of this. There is a reason he took so many polygraphs last year...his specialty was fishing alone in partner tournaments if you know what I'm saying... ;). Look his name up on the BASS website and check out his results when he had to fish with a co-angler. Not so hot eh? I hope he's hiding well, because I imagine the boys down that way wouldn't mind getting a piece of him...especially after reading that article.


fishing user avatarfirefightn15 reply : 

He is just trying to do damage control with his statements, giving us reasoning which is justifiable.  Wow, what a crash and burn!  How about a sincere and heart felt apology to the fishing community and anyone else with a stake in this, doesn't sound like that even occurred to him.

He's a "natural" bum  8-)


fishing user avatarBigs reply : 

15 days in jail for a felony ? I got 30 days in jail several years back for goin 92mph in a 60mph zone!! And I hadnt had a ticket in over 5 years at that point in time  >:( The judical system is a big joke.


fishing user avatarSkeetyCCTX reply : 

This guy is  a total scam artist and joke.  I didnt know much about him other than the story when he got got, but now after learning all of this Im even more amazed at this guy's shadyness!

Also, how is he going to be so angry at tourny fishing when he has won so much money from it.  I have heard rumors that he has won over $100k in the past several years.  Thats allot of money for an amatuer fisherman!

This guy has been cheating all along and it all adds up now.  His system was the team tournys, where he would fish along so that he could cheat!  He probably had bags of fish positions out in the lakes, or within his boat somewhere!

WoW!!  I cant believe that he just doesnt appologize!  The american public is very forgiving and he might have been forgiven by some people if he would show sincere remorse for what he did!

What a jerk!!


fishing user avatarfishfordollars reply : 
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This guy is a total scam artist and joke. I didnt know much about him other than the story when he got got, but now after learning all of this Im even more amazed at this guy's shadyness!

Also, how is he going to be so angry at tourny fishing when he has won so much money from it. I have heard rumors that he has won over $100k in the past several years. Thats allot of money for an amatuer fisherman!

This guy has been cheating all along and it all adds up now. His system was the team tournys, where he would fish along so that he could cheat! He probably had bags of fish positions out in the lakes, or within his boat somewhere!

WoW!! I cant believe that he just doesnt appologize! The american public is very forgiving and he might have been forgiven by some people if he would show sincere remorse for what he did!

What a jerk!!

Totally agree. Watch out other states, he may be coming your way.


fishing user avatarfarmpond1 reply : 

He feels "victimized" because he was being watched and polygraphed?  And then he goes out and flagrantly cheats?!!!  Like that is going to vindicate him somehow?!!!  I wouldn't play a game of marbles with the guy!


fishing user avatarBassnajr reply : 
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In my opinion, that punishment is a little weak.....and I'm not even from Texas and havent been 'taken' by the dude and his cheating ways.

I agree, but if he didn't have any previous charges and convictions (which I don't think he did) this is in fact quite a punishment. Serving ANY time on a first conviction is rare. If he had done this back in the "wild west" days we all know what would have happened!!!! I do believe he played himself off as a religous man as well. His real punishment will come at another time. ;)


fishing user avatarUncle Leo reply : 
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In my opinion, that punishment is a little weak.....and I'm not even from Texas and havent been 'taken' by the dude and his cheating ways.

I agree, but if he didn't have any previous charges and convictions (which I don't think he did) this is in fact quite a punishment. Serving ANY time on a first conviction is rare. If he had done this back in the "wild west" days we all know what would have happened!!!! I do believe he played himself off as a religous man as well. His real punishment will come at another time. ;)

This happened in Texas, no offense against the Texas Boys but I am sure he will get what he has coming to him. Bass Fishing is a nobel sport.




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