Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Ex-Weslaco Commissioner Admits To Perjury In Wider Bribery Scandal

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A third former Weslaco city commissioner is facing prison time after pleading guilty to a crime related to the widespread bribery scheme surrounding the rebuild of the city’s water treatment plant.

David Fox has admitted he lied under oath when he told a grand jury last year that he never received any money or benefit in exchange for a vote.

Fox later acknowledged he was paid at least $2,000 to influence his votes on awarding contracts for the water plant project. Fox, who was a Weslaco city commissioner from 2012 through 2015, could get up to 5 years in prison when he’s sentenced in January.

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Two other former city commissioners, John Cuellar and Gerardo Tafolla, have admitted to their roles in the political corruption scandal and will also be sentenced early next year.

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