Sunday, January 17, 2021

Weslaco Bribery Case: FBI hauls in current, former RGV officials in complicated bribery case

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One current and two former public officials were arrested Friday in connection with a federal investigation into a bribery scheme related to the construction of Weslaco’s water treatment facilities.

Former Precinct 1 Hidalgo County Commissioner A.C. Cuellar Jr., Rio Grande City school board trustee Daniel Garcia, and former District 2 Weslaco City Commissioner John Cuellar were arrested by federal authorities Friday morning on charges of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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