Fed’s Release List of Allegations Against Commissioner Montemayor

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

The allegations range from violating election code, to accepting cash in exchange for political favors. They're all listed here on a document filed by the government outlining the evidence in the federal bribery case against, Webb county commissioner, Mike Montemayor.

The document starts off stating...state law requires candidates to maintain a campaign account separate from their personal account...something according to the document didn't happen until well after Montemayor began soliciting and receiving campaign contributions.

From August 30th to September 7th, 2012 Montemayor allegedly accepted money from at least two different people.

According to the documents the funds were deposited into Montemayors personal bank account and were not disclosed in Montemayors campaign finance report.

The documents alleged that Montemayor had several meetings with these individuals and at one point according to the document would get upset when one of the checks was written out to his campaign. Montemayor is quoted in the document saying, "I have to put it in the f...campaign account. I can't touch it."

It goes on to say that the next day, Montemayor would allegedly put these funds in his personal account anyway.

The document continues with questions of where Montemayor lives...being the commissioner for precinct 1 he is required to live in that precinct and according to the evidence...Montemayor allegedly falsely listed someone else’s ranch as his own in precinct 1 to satisfy the residency requirements.

The document then goes into other accusations including all expense paid trips from Laredo, Texas to Florida, which included a ticket to a Miami Dolphins football game, a hotel room, dinner and drinks, limousine transportation, and approximately one-thousand dollars to cover gambling expenses.

The document ends stating Montemayor had allegedly accepted numerous things of value other than the items charged in the indictment.

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