Texas sheriff indicted for campaign contribution violations

Fifty-two-year-old Sheriff Zena Stephens
Fifty-two-year-old Sheriff Zena Stephens(KGNS)
Published: Apr. 27, 2018 at 2:06 PM CDT
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Three prominent Jefferson County politicians have been indicted for campaign finance violations.

A Chambers County Grand Jury has handed down sealed indictments for Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens and two former candidates for Sheriff Ray Beck and Joe “QB” Stevenson.

The indictments are related to failing to report cash campaign donations from Beaumont car dealer Larry Tillery.

Tillery and his businesses were the subject of a 2017 raid by federal law enforcement officers.

Fifty-two-year-old Sheriff Zena Stephens is charged with tampering with a government record and accepting cash contributions exceeding $100.

Stephens’ bond was set at $5,000.