LPD Investigator accused of taking eight-liner money pleads not guilty

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The arraignment was held for Anthony Carillo Jr, the Laredo Police Investigator accused of taking confiscated money from eight-liner raids.

Carillo waived his right to appear in court Monday morning; however, the former investigator entered a not guilty plea.

The legal process will now move forward as both sides will share discovery and attempt to prove Carillo’s innocence or guilt.

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz says the bank where Carillo deposited his money is what led to his arrest.

Alaniz goes on to say that some of that money that he deposited were marked bills that he possibly didn’t see. During the deposit, the bank saw the markings and notified authorities.

Alaniz said that just before they called police, authorities had just raided several eight-liner businesses in Webb County.

After cross-referencing the markings on the bills, it was discovered that the money from the raids matched the deposits.

As of now, an informal pre-trial date has been set for May 1st with the final pre-trial date scheduled for July 16th.

Jury selection will start on August 12th.