Tag: FBI

Hidalgo County Commissioners reject Dannenbaum amid Controversy

Update regarding the FBI’s investigation into the Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. The Hidalgo County Commissioners voted unanimously to terminate their negotiations with the company. In a closed-door discussion the Commissioners, decided to begin their negotiations with the second firm, Jacobs project management. Dannenbaum was ranked as the number one pick to build the new courthouse. Since Tuesday’s FBI investigation, the Commissioners casted doubt on whether they will continue with the company. Commissioners met behind closed doors amid concerns of a potential lawsuit.   This is an update to this...

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New Hidalgo Co. Courthouse in Limbo After Dannenbaum Raid

EDINBURG (KFXV) — New developments on the FBI raids that took place Wednesday morning at Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court has decided to stop negotiations with Dannenbaum Engineering and move forward with another firm for the courthouse program manager contract. This comes after the FBI confirmed their presence at the McAllen office– and in other cities throughout the state– on Wednesday. The investigation raising concern at the Hidalgo Commissioner’s office, as Dannenbaum was selected as highest-ranking firm for the design and construction of the new Hidalgo County Courthouse. In a full statement, Hidalgo County Judge, Ramon...

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FBI Agents Raid Edinburg Medical Office

Edinburg (KFXV) – Federal agent’s latest raid is a medical office in Edinburg. The Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis at the 2600 block of Cornerstone Boulevard was shut down early this morning. A number of police unit as well as a number of unmarked vehicles and a moving truck were on scene. Federal agents were seen escorting employees out of the building, and several people arriving at the clinic were also turned away. Multiple agents make their way in and out of the building throughout the course of the investigation. A spokesperson for the FBI said their agents along...

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FBI Raid Dannenbaum Engineering Office in McAllen

TEXAS (KFXV) — The FBI has confirmed their investigation into several public and private businesses in Mcallen, Laredo, San Antonio and Houston. According to the FBI, agents were at the 1100 block of Nolana at the Dannenbaum Engineering building, including their offices in Houston and Laredo, and at the Laredo City Hall, Public Works Office, Utilities, and several Webb County offices. The FBI declined to comment on the nature of the investigation, and have acknowledge our request for information. Dannenbaum says they are cooperating with authorities regarding government requests for information. They also say they are “uncertain whether the...

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Man Arrested for Impersonating an Agent

“I’m the one that bribes the government. Well, on behalf of them.” That’s what one Hidalgo County man allegedly said as he impersonated a federal employee to extort undocumented immigrants out of money. Customs agents were tipped off to a man later identified as Reginaldo Rodriguez impersonating a federal agent with a badge, who offered to dismiss criminal cases or provide immigration documents, in exchange for money. He said he was an agent who worked for The Fugitive Recovery Agency and did the “dirty work” for the FBI. The Fugitive Recovery Agency is not a real governmental body. Rodriguez...

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