Feds Slam Ex-Mayor's Deposition Bid In $100M Kickback Case

Law360, Houston (November 20, 2012, 8:29 PM EST) -- Prosecutors on Friday criticized a request to interview a witness by a former Socorro, Texas, mayor charged with participating in a kickback scheme to steer $100 million in government health insurance contracts to a subsidiary of Access Plans USA Inc.

In a response to a motion by Guillermo “Willie” Gandara Sr. to take the deposition of Raymond Telles Jr., who is slated to testify against the former mayor, prosecutors said Gandara's claim that Telles could die before trial and that his potentially exculpatory testimony must be...
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