Sheriff: Billie Sol Estes found dead in his deCordova home

Billie Sol Estes, 88, a Texas wheeler-dealer who made national news after being convicted on federal and state fraud charges, was found dead in his home in deCordova at 8 a.m. this morning (May 14), according to a spokesman for the Hood County Sheriff’s Office. Lieutenant Johnny Rose stated that investigators responded to Santa Elena Court after receiving a report of a deceased person, but no signs of foul play were discovered.