Tag: corruption

Panama Unit Update: Guerra Free After Four Years

Fernando Guerra Jr has been released early after serving a four year sentence. He and his father entered guilty pleas for their roles in helping the Panama Unit traffick drugs. The Panama Unit was a special drug task force comprising of Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Mission Police Department that answered directly to Sheriff Lupe Trevino, despite him denying such in court. The Panama Unit consisted of Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino’s son, Jonathan Trevino. The son of the city of Hidalgo’s Police Chief was also a member. Drug conspiracy charges against the members, including the...

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Valley State Rep. To Introduce Legislation Barring Municipalities from Hiding Tax-Funded Expenditures Amid McAllen’s Enrique Iglesias Controversy

A proposed law to prevent state government agencies from keeping expenses secret from taxpayers is in the works. Terry Canales’ proposal comes after the apparent secrecy behind McAllen’s Christmas festival expenses made with taxpayer money– which remains undisclosed. The proposed law comes after a late night Twitter rant from the state representative, over the weekend. He says, “It’s disturbing to me that the city of McAllen who has always been a leader in transparency, who has always been at the forefront and front right with its constituents will have taken a road that to me is a road of...

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FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors. Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 tournament, FIFA has not signed any new sponsors since last year’s World Cup in Brazil. “Definitely the current situation does not help to finalize any new agreement. That is a fact,” FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday ahead of this weekend’s qualifying draw. The first big event for host Russia has brought hundreds of international media to St. Petersburg, offering a natural stage for a sponsorship launch. However, Valcke said no...

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