Corruption and title fraud fuels demolitions in poor San Antonio neighborhoods.

There’s no doubt that San Antonio’s record demolitions are fueled by corruption.

A University of Texas Law School report proves what low-income San Antonians have been complaining about for years:

The city helps developers and speculators prey on poor folks by displacing them from their properties.

It’s a bad deal, fueled by the unchecked manipulation of political operatives, corrupt city employees, and grasping real estate speculators. I began to see exactly how the scheme worked when I began investigating corruption in San Antonio for my upcoming book Evil Corp: Allstate Insurance, Shadow Networks, and the Corruption of a Major American City.

City officials forcefully rejected the study’s findings, but their denials have long worn thin. The Development Services Department is notoriously corrupt. Just ask former city manager Sheryl Sculley, or any of the poor citizens or small local developers. The game is rigged, city officials know it, and, increasingly, so do the rest of us. The time for mutual absolution in our town is coming to an end.

Dear elected officials, if you cannot acknowledge the city’s corruption problems, or are not willing to purge local government of corrupt actors, find another job. We, the citizens of San Antonio, are sick of your fecklessness.

Peek inside Evil Corp.

Please sign my petition to hold police responsible for enforcing the law.

It’s Christmas Day, 2021, and after nearly 12 years of unbelievable official oppression, advanced copies of my book Evil Corp was finally available for purchase on Amazon.

And yet goons and zeroes still circled my house interfering with my Internet. This is not the time to get into the weeds on that operation – its all in the book – but I do want it to stop.

It’s no mystery why my Internet efforts (and home, and family, and business, and finances, etc.) have been under attack for years: I’ve written an explosive book that exposes some very important people in San Antonio doing some pretty unsavory things. Here’s a synopsis of the book:

It was a tantalizing theory. One of America’s most powerful business consultants had just told Allstate Insurance Company executives that if they were willing to do “whatever it takes” the company could make enormous profits by essentially embezzling their policyholders’ money. To test that theory, Allstate executives would eventually go in search of the perfect city. They would need a local government with unenforced regulations, a corruptible governing class, a disenfranchised citizenry, and a self-satisfied, malleable press.

Welcome to San Antonio, Texas.

In 2009, two cars collided at a busy San Antonio intersection. Both vehicles were insured by Allstate. But what should have been a routine insurance claim led the author on a frightful 12-year odyssey that ultimately exposed how emboldened criminal networks co-opt essential institutions to prey on American citizens. Evil Corp reveals how greed, arrogance, and self-interest led local judges, lawyers, and cops to preside over a diseased system incapable of protecting citizens from organized crime in America’s seventh largest city – and how one of the country’s largest insurers devised a bizarre plot to exploit those failures in its insatiable quest for more profits and power.

In this harrowing, first-person account, award-winning investigative journalist Denise McVea gives the reader a street-side view of the corruption and self-dealing that is destabilizing an increasingly vulnerable nation. Evil Corp is the blistering tale of how the “worst insurance company in America” took center stage in a sprawling criminal conspiracy.

This is a true story.”

So as you can imagine, things haven’t been easy for me. I’ve spent the better part of the last decade begging the chief of police to do something about the rampant criminality directed at me and my family. Here is a proof letter, one of dozens I sent to local authorities over time, that I sent to SAPD Chief William McManus back in 2020.

I got nowhere. That’s why I started a petition, on Christmas Day, that demands the chief of police do some police work and start arresting the people who have victimized me and my family for years.

Please sign this petition at

Thank you for your help. More to come.