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Former Sheriff Treviño:
´I plead guilty, your honor´

McAllen Monitor [TX], by Ildefonso Ortiz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/15/2014 4:39:30 AM

McALLEN — Five words sealed the fate of the man who used to be the highest law enforcement official in Hidalgo County. “I plead guilty, your honor,” former Sheriff Lupe Treviño said Monday morning when asked for his plea on the charge of money laundering. Wearing a black suit with a white shirt and red tie, Treviño spoke loudly and clearly when responding to the questions made by U.S. District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez. Read the money laundering charges against Lupe Treviño With a hand in his pocket and a slight tilt to his head, Treviño agreed to the facts

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 4/15/2014 5:50:14 AM     (No. 9811062)

Sounds as if the investigators did their job. Good. "And another one bits the dust!"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/15/2014 6:00:33 AM     (No. 9811070)

I know a man who fell for it, too. He had a thriving auto parts yard and metal recycling business. The Columbians considered his setup ideal for washing large sums. He was caught and served federal time.

The financial temptation is so overwhelming for the vulnerable. The drug guys offer so much and ordinary people think they can get away with it. Too often, they do. Sometimes, they do not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/15/2014 6:01:04 AM     (No. 9811071)

Colombians.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 4/15/2014 6:52:53 AM     (No. 9811092)

Yo...yo...Uh..Oh...The High Sheriff has got to go.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: borderboy, 4/15/2014 7:30:41 AM     (No. 9811134)

South Texas....business as usual.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 4/15/2014 7:39:30 AM     (No. 9811143)

#5 nails it. This is simply carrying on the long tradition of the corrupt Democrat-Hispanic machine politics that is endemic to South Texas since George "The Duke of Duval" Parr ruled over Jim Wells and Duval counties.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56, 4/15/2014 8:18:50 AM     (No. 9811192)

The San Antonio Express News´ coverage of this story did not mention a political party until about the 20th paragraph, inside the paper and then identified a person who ran as a Republican against him. On the last paragraph, a friend who lost his Democrat primary by a large margin was identified by his party.

But Crook Trevino´s political affiliation was never mentioned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KingBubo, 4/15/2014 9:59:22 AM     (No. 9811352)

some blame all columbians/hispanics. I blame all police officers.

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