The trial for a Cameron County employee, whose credibility and ethics are being called into question– began today.

Raul Garza Salazar is facing charges of abuse of official capacity and tampering with a government record, while working for Cameron County Commissioner, Ernie Hernandez.

Salazar is accused of manipulating the results of an assessment test to favor Robert Cardiel, a close relative of the commissioner who was hired.

Salazar was arrested earlier this year, Commissioner Hernandez is expected to testify.