HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston oil executive whose ex-wife is married
to one of President Bush's brothers has been granted probation
after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge. The charge came
after a stripper who overdosed on cocaine at his townhouse later
Robert Pace Andrews was placed on two years' deferred
adjudication yesterday. That means the 52-year-old will not have a
conviction on his record if he successfully complies with the terms
of his probation.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Andrews pleaded guilty to
possession of less than a gram of cocaine.
Andrews is owner, president and CEO of Houston-based Andrews
Technologies, a provider and contractor to the oil industry.
His ex-wife, Maria Bush, is married to Neil Bush, a brother of
President Bush. In 2003, Andrews sued Sharon Bush -- Neil Bush's
ex-wife -- alleging slander and claiming she suggested Neil Bush
was the biological father of Andrews' youngest son. Sharon Bush
denied the allegation, and a judge later dismissed the lawsuit. DNA
tests proved the boy was Andrews' son.
On November Second, Andrews called 911 to report that a guest at
his townhome became unconscious after ingesting cocaine.
Nineteen-year-old Jessica Lynn Cloud -- a dancer at Centerfold's
nightclub -- died the next day at a hospital. An autopsy found she
died from complications of acute cocaine intoxication and her death
was ruled an accident.
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