Ex-El Paso Official Cops To $100M Kickback Scheme

Law360, Houston (August 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT) -- A former El Paso County, Texas, official pled guilty Wednesday to federal corruption charges that he helped direct more than $100 million in government health insurance contracts to a subsidiary of Access Plans USA Inc. in exchange for bribes.

Former Socorro Independent School District trustee Carlos “Charlie” Garcia pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, admitting to his participation in a bribery and kickback scheme with former Access HealthSource Inc. CEO Frank Apodaca Jr. Garcia faces up to 20 years in prison....
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