NOT-SO-FAB FOUR: County tax assessor Tony Yzaguirre, 3 others arrested

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By DINA ARÉVALO

Port Isabel-South Padre Press
editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Four Cameron County officials are in custody after being arrested on multiple felony counts Wednesday morning.

According to a statement released by the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, County Tax Assessor-Collector Antonio “Tony” Yzaguirre was arrested, along with Lt. Joe Mireles, chief of investigations and enforcement, Sgt. Pete Garza and Omar Sanchez-Paz after a two year long sting operation.

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Yzaguirre was arrested on four counts of bribery, a second degree felony, engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony, and official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor.

Mireles was charged with one count each of bribery, engaging in organized criminal activity and official oppression. Garza was charged with bribery and engaging in organized criminal activity. Sanchez-Paz was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and abuse of official capacity, a Class A misdemeanor.

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