Ex-City Manager In Texas Gets Prison For Bribery Scheme

Law360, Houston (August 22, 2017, 1:34 PM EDT) -- The former city manager of Eagle Pass, Texas, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for lying to federal agents who were investigating his role in a $24,000 “pay-to-play” scheme involving the Maverick County landfill, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday.

Hector Chavez Sr., 68, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for making a false statement by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses, which will be followed by three years of probation. Chavez, who has been in custody since his indictment on April 14, 2016, also received credit for time served, according to court records....

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