By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
A Cameron County Grand Jury has indicted Cameron County Tax Assessor – Collector Tony Yzaguirre on 23 counts including bribery, abuse of official capacity, official oppression and engaging in organized criminal activity. Tax office employees Jose Mireles and Pedro Garza were also named as defendants in some of the indictments.
Yzaguirre was indicted on 10 counts of bribery and 11 counts of abuse of official capacity all stemming from the transfer of titles and registrations of several vehicles between Sept. 14, 2015 and Jan. 6 of this year, according to a copy of the indictment obtained by the Press Thursday.
“Tony Yzaguirre was a public servant, … (and did) intentionally and knowingly accept or agree to accept a benefit, to wit: cash money, from Melquiades Sosa,” the indictment reads, “by permitting the processing of motor vehicle title transfers and registration of said vehicles without completing his legal duty to verify the photo identification of the person to whom the vehicles were to be transferred and registered …”
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