Addison Law Firm Revealed as Buyer of Dallas' Robert E. Lee Statue for $1.4 Million

This item will be updated after the vote.Dallas' council agenda shows that North Texas lawyer Ronald Holmes is the "LawDude" who paid more than $1.4 million for the city's Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Soldier sculpture.The council is expected to vote Wednesday to approve the sale of Alexander Phimister Proctor's 1935 sculpture. Documents prepared for the meeting identified the winning bidder, who had the online username "LawDude," as the Holmes Firm PC, with Holmes as the only name listed. Holmes' website says he practices real estate law.The council's vote will authorize City Manager T.C. Broadnax to "execute a purchase agreement and bill of sale with the purchaser."But the documents do not say whether Holmes purchased the statue for the firm, for himself or if he served as a stalking horse for a client. Messages left Tuesday for Holmes were not returned.   Continue reading...

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