Disbarred Houston Attorney's Stash of $838K Cash, Guns Found

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on August 17, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If you've got six figures in cash, where would you stash it? If you're anything like disbarred Houston attorney John B. Kennedy, your hiding place of choice would be a storage facility. And your own car.

Police discovered Kennedy's stash when they arrested him on outstanding warrants of felony fraud. He was found with $12,000 in his car and $838,000 in a storage facility. The storage facility also contained some guns.

Kennedy's motivations are unclear. But, this isn't the first time that Kennedy has, for no discernable reason, amassed a huge sum of cash.

In 2004, Kennedy was arrested on a charge of practicing law without a license. His arrest came after he was disbarred from Delaware, the District of Columbia, and Texas. In order to post bail, he asked his son, Michael F. Kennedy, to get some cash from his bowling ball bag.

What did Michael Kennedy find? Around $1 million in cash in $10 and $20 bills, stuffed into plastic bags and stashed away inside a suitcase, reports the Houston Chronicle.

While authorities are unclear as to why Kennedy held onto so much cash, there are certainly many things that you could do with all those paper bills:

  • Fill up a swimming pool with cash, and take a dip in money. You may get a few paper cuts, but let's face it, we've all dreamed of doing it someday.
  • Make lots of origami paper cranes out of money.
  • Clip some bills to a bonsai tree and pretend that you're growing a money tree.
  • Or, the practical choice: open up a bank account and earn some interest.

Whatever the reason behind his cash stash, John B. Kennedy is now being held without bail. This might be for the best, considering authorities probably know that he has enough cash to bail himself out. And then some.

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