GALVESTON, Texas -- A former Army Corps of Engineers supervisor in South Texas has been sentenced to four years in prison in a bribery case after a contractor paid for his $80,000 paved driveway.
Prosecutors say a judge in Galveston on Tuesday sentenced 33-year-old Christopher Castillo of Monte Alto. The former civil engineer with the corps pleaded guilty last summer to bribery. He also must pay a $50,000 fine.
Castillo since 2010 supervised contractors and projects, including an emergency power cooling building for the Border Patrol in Hidalgo County.
A corps agent obtained information that Castillo solicited a contractor to pay for his personal driveway project. Investigators say the owner feared Castillo would bar him from getting future government work unless the driveway project was done.
Castillo s driveway was completed in early 2012.