Veteran Houston-based county constable indicted

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Associated Press

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — A 24-year Harris County constable has been indicted on four charges that could result in him going to prison for up to 10 years.

Harris County prosecutors said Friday a grand jury has returned indictments accusing Victor Trevino of using his deputy constables in county vehicles for duties not related to their jobs. He's also accused of improprieties related to a charity he organized, plus two counts of tampering with government records related to campaign finance reports.

Trevino is a former Houston police officer. He was first elected to the county constable post in 1988.

Each of the charges also carries fines of up to $10,000.

Trevino's lawyer, Chip Lewis, says the charges are baseless and that Trevino will continue in office while he defends himself.

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