Ex-border county workers plead guilty to charges

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Associated Press

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 6:03 AM

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Three former employees of a South Texas county under a federal corruption investigation have pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme relating to county contracts.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/SJB4ex) reports former Maverick County auditor's worker Alejandra (ah-lay-HAHN'-drah) Garcia pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a bribe.

Ex-foreman Eduardo Rene Rodriguez pleaded guilty to a bribery count. Former foreman Jaime (HYE'-meh) Flores pleaded guilty to theft. David Gelacio pleaded guilty to helping a county commission sell a truck to the Zetas drug cartel.

Flores is a brother of Maverick County Commissioner Cesar Flores, who is also indictment in the case. Gelacio is an associate of Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo Heredia, who's accused of bribery and money laundering in the sale of the truck to the Zetas drug cartel.

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