Assistant District Attorney resigns following DWI charge dismissal in high-profile case

(Photo: Thomas G. Kemmy Law Firm)

The office of Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood announced the resignation of Assistant District Attorney Jacob Kemmy Wednesday.

Kemmy was the prosecutor in the high-profile DWI case of prominent business owner Catherine Amato. According to a report from the San Antonio Express-News, Kemmy claimed the officer who arrested Catherine Amato on a driving while intoxicated charge in February "made false statements in both a police report and an affidavit for a search warrant." Amato is known as the "Subway Queen" because of the amount of Subway restaurants she owns.

As we told you last week, the charge had been dismissed just two months after being filed. Amato's husband is a San Antonio Spurs shareholder, and co-founder of SWBC. The DA also told us he didn't know about this until it was brought to his attention, and does not agree with how Kemmy handled the case.

For the full report, click here.

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