El Paso Officials Accused Of Trading Contracts For Bribes

Law360, Houston (August 31, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A former El Paso County judge and two school district trustees accepted kickbacks in exchange for steering nearly $4 million in government contracts to provide mental health and educational services for children, according to documents filed in Texas federal court on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say that former El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos and two unidentified El Paso School District trustees accepted cash from Cirilo "Chilo" Madrid and Ruben "Sonny" Garcia in exchange for awarding contracts to New Beginnings of Texas Inc. and LKG Enterprises Inc. to...
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