Wednesday, January 6, 2016

 
TONY YZAGUIRRE AND THREE OTHER EMPLOYEES INDICTED AND ARRESTED
 
UPDATE FROM VALLEY CENTRAL
 
"
2:11 p.m. Update: Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz released the names of four people arrested Wednesday morning, when investigators raided the county Tax Assessor-Collector's Office.
They are:
Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr., who was charged with:
  • Four counts of bribery, a second-degree felony
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony
  • Official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor
Pedro Garza, who was charged with:
  • Bribery, a second-degree felony
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony
  • Official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor
Omar Sanchez-Paz, who was charged with:
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony
  • Abuse of official capacity, a Class A misdemeanor
Jose Mireles, who was charged with:
  • Bribery, a second-degree felony
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony
  • Official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor
The Cameron County District Attorney's Office investigated the case with help from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, the FBI, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and the Brownsville Police Department.
Started in February 2014, investigators called the case "Operation Dirty Deeds," according to a news release from the District Attorney's Office.
Investigators executed search warrants at the Tax Assessor-Collector's Office, four businesses and two homes."

ORIGINAL POST
 
Pictured is Joe Mireles, and Investigator
 
I learned of the story at 9:50 this morning through a text.  But I would rather be last and get it right without speculation than be first and be wrong.  I have checked both the federal and state filing data systems and can find no indictments.  It is simply a formality of them being uploaded.  Some sources in the courthouse claim they are federal others claim they are state.

Beyond pure unethical speculation at this time no one  has any idea what the basis of the indictments are.  At 2 p.m. Luis Saenz will hold a press conference.  I will not be there.  I have too much on my plate.

This morning my hands were tied because I was working with three different doctors from Brownsville to Harlingen, but I stayed on the phone and texted a lot of people.

Here is the latest from Valley Central.  Click

"1:42 p.m. Update: Investigators have arrested Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. and three Tax Office employees, said District Attorney Luis V. Saenz.
Saenz will hold a news conference at 2 p.m."

THE BIGGER STORY

There is a bigger story here which needs to be told.  DPS worked with Saenz on this.  Even though Victor Garcia's case is set for trial and the state has announced ready, DPS has refused to release the DWI video or police report of Victor Garcia, nephew to Saenz.  They claim that although the state has announced ready for trial, and have turned over all of the evidence to Garcia's counsel an investigation remains pending.  The AG ordered them to turn over the officer's report but not the video.  DPS is refusing to comply with AG order, and has failed to file suit to stop the order.

So my question is, is DPS running cover for Saenz's nephew because Saenz is part of the investigation against Tony Yzaguirre?  This is a matter for the feds way outside of Cameron county.  The FBI in Cameron county cannot and should not be trusted.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

Welcome to Consville,on the border, buy the sea.

Anonymous said...

Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.

Anonymous said...

My favorite mythical creature? The honest politician.

Anonymous said...

Follow your train of thought... : )

BobbyWC said...

The two above comments are classic and should be reposted often

Thanks, I really needed the laugh

Bobby WC