Texas Ex-Mayor Admits Role In $100M Kickback Scandal

Law360, Houston (July 23, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The former mayor of a West Texas city avoided a federal trial Monday after offering a last-minute confession that he was involved in a kickback scheme designed to steer $100 million in government health insurance contracts to a subsidiary of Access Plans USA Inc.

Guillermo “Willie” Gandara Sr., the onetime mayor of Socorro, Texas, admitted just before prosecutors opened their case against him that he had helped Access Plans land county employee health insurance contracts, pleading guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting mail...
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