The Federal Death Penalty: Talking Feds

Rod Rosenstein, Johnny Sutton, and Carmen Ortiz discuss in detail their experiences of seeking the ultimate penalty.

From Apple Podcasts
Talking Feds
Oct 25, 2019

Johnny Sutton Comments on Texas Speaker Bonnen Investigation

Johnny Sutton comments on the corruption probe of Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

From The Houston Chronicle
October 7, 2019

Wide-ranging Internal Review and Recommendations

The University of Texas has hired former federal prosecutor Johnny Sutton to conduct an extensive review of administrative and managerial issues.

From The Texas Tribune
May 21, 2018

What Classifies Domestic Terrorism?

FOX 7 Austin’s Rebecca Thomas talks to former Federal Prosecutor, Johnny Sutton, about what classifies domestic terrorism.

From Fox 7 Austin
March 27, 2018

Johnny Sutton talks about Austin bombings case

Johnny Sutton, the former U.S. Attorney for Western District of Texas, talks about the investigation.

From Fox 7 Austin
March 22, 2018

FOX 7 Discussion: Prosecuting NYC bombing suspect

FOX 7’s Mike Warren and Rebecca Thomas talk to former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, Johnny Sutton about the suspect confessing to officials that he was inspired by ISIS propaganda.

From Fox 7 Austin
December 11, 2017

FBI investigators Trying to Access Gunman's Phone

FOX 7’s Mike Warren talks to former U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, who is now a partner at Ashcroft, Sutton Reyes, about the importance of authorities being able to access cell phones during investigations and how the FBI need access to cell phones of assailants and terrorist. 

From Fox 7 Austin
November 7, 2017

Vascular Solutions, Inc. Acquitted

On February 26, 2016, a federal jury in San Antonio found Ashcroft Law Firm client Vascular Solutions, Inc. (VSI) and VSI’s CEO and co-defendant Howard Root not guilty on all charges after a four week trial in which federal prosecutors charged VSI and Mr. Root with criminal off-label marketing of VSI’s Vari-Lase device. As local counsel to the trial team, Partner Johnny Sutton drew upon his prior experience as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas to help guide the trial team to this impressive result. We congratulate VSI and co-defendant Howard Root for their perseverance in the face of the government’s immense pressure, and we commend the firms of King & Spalding and Fredrikson & Byron for their excellent advocacy in this high-stakes trial. This result was not only crucial to our client’s business existence, but it is also an important milestone in the ongoing pushback against the FDA’s constitutionally questionable approach to the regulation of medical device marketing.

From Ashcroft Law Firm
March 3, 2016

Seeking death penalty in Boston case? A long road

‘‘There’s going to be a lot of push in that U.S. attorney’s office in Boston to seek the death penalty in this case,’’ predicts former prosecutor Johnny Sutton, who chaired a panel of 17 U.S. attorneys advising the attorney general on law enforcement issues during the George W. Bush administration. Sutton was U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas from 2001 to 2009.


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Pete Yost
Associated Press
July 9, 2013

Most Underrated UT Baseball Player

Q: Most underrated UT athlete ever?

Bohls: I would say A.J. Abrams in hoops, Robert Brewer maybe in football, Johnny Sutton in baseball.


From Austin American-Statesman
Kirk Bohls
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Section C10

Gustafson Worthy of Stadium Honor

Two of Gus' former players - Clemens and outfielder Johnny Sutton, the surprise regional MVP of the '83 team who until recently served as a U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas - have approached Dodds about the idea.

"Coach Gus exemplified class, a winning attitude and championships," said Sutton, who along with Hodo and Clemens has been instrumental in pushing the project. "He had a steel-minded will to win and a very humble attitude. Losing to him was completely unacceptable."


From Austin American-Statesman
Kirk Bohls
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Section C1, C3-4

Gun forum elicits mixed feelings

But Sutton said because many people selling at gun shows will not run background checks, this will create a new class of criminal since they will simply go outside to the parking lot to sell. He also said that common knowledge regarding gun control is often wrong.

“The murder rate in Texas is as low as it’s been in recorded Texas history ... since the ‘50s,” Sutton said. “The ownership of gun rate has never been higher.”


The Daily Texan
January 29, 2013