Corruption in Eagle Pass

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Cash bribes are given to Maverick County officials for a sidewalk that was never built.

The case included members of the Maverick County Commissioner's Court.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A South Texas contractor is sentenced to almost three and a half years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to bribe officials in Eagle Pass.

Hipolito Amaya was sentenced to 41 months in prison for giving cash bribes to Maverick County officials in return for a contract for a sidewalk that was never built.

The case is part of an ongoing investigation of bribery and kickbacks in Maverick County, which included three members of the Maverick County Commissioner's Court.


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