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Testimony from FBI agent
paints a lurid portrait of
Maverick official

San Antonio Express News, by Jason Buch

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Posted By:john56, 10/24/2012 10:05:18 AM

DEL RIO — Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo Bainet Heredia was involved in a bid-rigging scheme, engaged in sex tourism and sold his truck to the presumptive leader of the Zetas drug cartel, an FBI agent said Tuesday during Heredia's detention hearing. A federal magistrate judge ordered Heredia, 54, to be held without bail on cash-smuggling and money-laundering charges. Heredia, who was arrested last week, has been indicted only on those charges, fairly minor in comparison to the allegations made during the hearing.

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Today's installment in our fun Ldotter game: "Name the political party of the perp." Sorry, the full article doesn't use the word "Democrat" (or "Republican") at all. Any guesses, ladies & gents? Hint: It's a Texas border county.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SkyTexas, 10/24/2012 10:08:06 AM     (No. 8957756)

If he were a Republican, it would have been in the headline.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/24/2012 10:09:09 AM     (No. 8957761)

That is so annoying! If this was a R. It would of been the lead.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/24/2012 10:14:25 AM     (No. 8957775)

Some South and West Texas counties have been corruption centers for my lifetime. Everyone knows about the Duke of Duval County, Lyndon Johnson's infamous 87 votes, etc. Some areas are even worse now, with the Mexican drug money so ubiquitous. I hate this news, but I'm glad the guy got caught.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 10/24/2012 11:03:41 AM     (No. 8957839)

I guess we must conclude the following --

1. The FBI is "racist."
2. It's in the news because such corruption so s-o-o-o very rare.
3. It's great these mutts are always caught real early in their criminal careers, before they can run off more than 3 or 4 serious crimes.
4. He'll doubtless get about a million years in jail, no probation or parole.
5. He will make full restitution, and grovel in all sincerity for forgiveness at violating The Public Trust, which he honored scrupulously until so very recently. Maybe he had an aneurysm?
6. He'll see the error of his ways, and on the s-l-l-l-i-i-i-m-m chance he has an accomplice, he'll eagerly testify for the prosecution "for the children." No quid pro quo, just getting back on track as a Good Citizen.

We're Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and we approve this message, though even we know it's far past farce.

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