Ex-Mayor Again Pleads Not Guilty In $100M Kickback Case

Law360, Houston (February 11, 2013, 4:13 PM EST) -- A former South Texas mayor on Monday pleaded not guilty to new charges stemming from his alleged involvement with a kickback scheme to steer $100 million in government health insurance contracts to a subsidiary of Access Plans USA Inc.

Lawyers for Guillermo “Willie” Gandara Sr. filed an arraignment waiver indicating that the onetime Socorro, Texas, mayor was pleading not guilty to aiding and abetting mail and wire fraud and depriving voters of his honest services by influencing the town’s elected school board to award the district's...
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