Tag: probation

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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Second Suspect Still On the Loose After Pursuit

Weslaco (KFXV) — One man is in custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office after a hit-and-run and another is on the loose. Police are still searching for a second man involved in a hit-and-run accident with a sheriff’s deputy. The crash happened near the area of Mile 11 and FM 1015 in Weslaco. The two individuals in the pickup truck, then fled the scene and drove to the area of Ruby Drive, three miles from the collision. One of the men tried going into a home– where he had been staying for a couple of days– but tried...

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Students Left in Limbo With UTRGV Probation

Edinburg(KFXV) – The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley(UTRGV) is still making headlines. This time the university has bee put on probation for 12 months. This news puts the future of many students and employees at risk. In addition, the 12-month probation may put at risk the university’s reputation. UTRGV President, Guy Bailey was notified on Tuesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges had placed the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley on probation. In a statement, Bailey attributes timing issues involved with the development of UTRGV as meeting transition deadlines, was...

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UTRGV Put on Probation by Accreditation Agency

Edinburg (KFXV) — UTRGV is put on probation and may lose its accreditation. According to the accreditation agency’s policy, probation which lasts a year “is usually, but not necessarily, invoked as the last step before an institution is removed from membership.” Students who attend unaccredited schools might not qualify for financial aid, and many employers require that their applicants be graduates of accredited schools. UTRGV President Guy Bailey notified the campus community in an e-mail this morning and will receive more information in...

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Gonzalez Sentenced to 6 months In Jail, 10 Years Probation

Edinburg (KFXV) — We have been following the case of Nohemi Gonzalez who was on trial last week for injecting dozens of patients with fake botox. Today the 48-year-old was convicted of practicing medicine without a license. Nohemi “Mimi” Gonzalez will be spending six months in county jail, 10 years on probation and pay $20,000 dollars for two of the three counts against her. The court also asked the defendant to pay the victim in this case $5,000 dollars for every year she’s on probation. Several women who claim to be victims of the defendant were at this hearing.They...

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