Tag: bribery

One Surrenders in Adult Probation Bribery Probe

Edinburg (KFXV) — New details have emerged in the investigation, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is currently working after allegations of bribery were lodged against the county’s Adult Probation Department. According to the sheriff’s department, Tuesday, former probation officer 34-year-old, Carlos De La Fuente surrendered to police. Investigators discovered that delafuente allegedly took approximately $6,330 from probationers in exchange for reduced fines and sentence times. De La Fuente went before a judge today, and now faces charges of abuse of official capacity. Hidalgo authorities are asking that if anyone has been a victim of these crimes, you can contact...

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Former Mailman Enters ‘Guilty’ Plea in Bribery Case

McAllen (KFXV) — Today former U.S. mailman, 43-year-old, Noe Olvera entered a “guilty” plea before a U.S. Federal judge. Olvera admitted to accepting one thousand dollars in exchange for addresses of postal ballot recipients, during the 2014 Hidalgo County Sheriff’s race. Olvera wore his official postal carrier uniform, while he drove an official vehicle on his route in Mission when he accepted the bribe. His sentencing is set for May 25th, and he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in a federal prison, with up to a $250,000...

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Postman Pleads Not Guilty

Mission (KFXV) — A bond has been set for a Mission man accused of bribery, two years after the federal investigation opened. A postal service employee pled not guilty this morning in federal court– on charges of bribery of public officials and witnesses. Forty-three-year-old, Noe Abdon Olvera taken into custody Friday morning as he arrived to work at a U.S. Postal service facility in McAllen– on allegations that he accepted $1200 dollars in bribes. According to the federal indictment, Olvera accepted the money on two separate occasions in October 2014 in exchange for providing lists of postal customer names...

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Postman Charged With Bribery

Edinburg (KFXV) — The trial continues in the arrest of a U.S. Postal Service employee– for bribery charges. 43-year-old, Noe Olvera was detained on Friday, upon arrival to his job. Court documents show, Olvera is accused of accepting more than $1000 in bribes. These images recorded by a woman–also mentioned in federal documents– showing a conversation with Olvera two years ago– where he admits receiving money in exchange for providing lists of postal customer names and addresses. Olvera is set to be in federal court, tomorrow...

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Yzaguirre Granted Change of Venue

CAMERON COUNTY (KFXV) — A judge permits a change of venue outside of the Rio Grande Valley in the case against tax assessor, Tony Yzaguirre. The defense cited –the reason the change of venue was needed was because there has been too much media coverage of the case. Yzaguirre and some of his staff were arrested after a two year investigation. Yzaguirre faces ten charges of bribery against him, 11 charges of abuse of his official position and an additional charge of participating in organized...

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