There is a lot of money to be made in fencing. Apparently, this county official figured out how to get a 1.5% commission on that previous spending.
A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he — and his family — stood to make millions from it.
A few months later the suit was dismissed, though certainly doesn’t sound particularly ethical
Hidalgo County’s claims of improper enrichment by a former employee and his family are either dismissed or withdrawn. Employee sees vindication; the county says it could appeal or head to federal court.
At the request of Hidalgo County, a lawsuit it filed late last year against former drainage district manager Godfrey Garza Jr., who is accused of stealing millions from the county during the construction of the border levee wall, has been dismissed. Attorneys representing Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 filed a notice on Tuesday to…