From 1996 to 2000, Sam Mann served as police commissioner in the town of Kendleton, Texas. He was indicted in 2003 by a grand jury on 52 counts related to his alleged corruption and misdeeds while serving as police commissioner. Mann received convictions “for extortion under color of official right, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit these and other crimes.”
In 2007 Mann appealed his convictions, challenging his sentencing enhancements and restitution judgement. Based on appeal efforts, Mann earned a reversal of convictions on five counts, with the other counts and sentencing affirmed.