Skip to comments.Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri
Posted on 02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T.
Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said.
A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants.
That leaves just one councilman not facing federal charges in Crystal City, a town of about 7,100 people about 50 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
La Raza Unida Party
By the late 1960s, Crystal City would become the location of continued activism in the civil rights movement among its Mexican-American majority population, and the birthplace of the third party political movement known as La Raza Unida Party founded by three Chicanos, including Jose Ãngel Gutierrez over a conflict about the ethnicity of cheerleaders at Crystal City High School. 200 Mexican-American students went out on strike with their parents' support. La Raza Unida, and related organizations, then won election to most offices in Crystal City and Zavala County in the periods between 1969 and 1980, when the party declined at the local level. See the Handbook of Texas History Entry
In the 1970s, following protests of charges (essentially non-payment of services) on the part of La Raza Unida, Crystal City's natural gas supply was shut off by its only supplier. Crystal City residents were forced to resort to mostly wood burning stoves and individual propane gas tanks for cooking. To this day, there is no natural gas supplier in the Crystal City area, although most residents purchase propane from the city.
In February 2016, almost every top official of the city were arrested under a federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator. The mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen. and a former councilman were arrested. A second councilman was already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves one councilman not facing federal charges.
North of Crystal City is a unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
South of Crystal City on U.S. Highway 83 is Ecoloclean Industries, founded in 2001. The company engages in the manufacture and sale of machines for the treatment of contaminated water. In 2005, the company was retained by officials in Biloxi, Mississippi, to provide drinking water to Hurricane Katrina victims and to establish water remediation needed in the aftermath of the storm along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
it begins- we’re a third-world country.
That is always the first thing I think of when I hear Crystal City
I didn’t know where Crystal City was in Texas, so I looked it up and saw the history.
They must have fallen short on registration drives for democrat voters in Texas.
FULL Title: “Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe ‘for accepting bribes from gambling mobster called Mr T to shut down rival casinos’”
I’d shortened the Daily Mail title, and added “Home of La Raza” - but it’s been “corrected.” [Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe ‘for accepting bri]
“Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe - Home of La Raza”
Obama will withdraw the federal indictment and come to the immigrants aid .
“.................[Ted] Cruz also successfully defended, in Medellin v. Texas, the State of Texas against an attempt to re-open the cases of 51 Mexican nationals, all of whom were convicted of murder in the United States and were on death row. With the support of the George W. Bush Administration, the petitioners argued that the United States had violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by failing to notify the convicted nationals of their opportunity to receive legal aid from the Mexican consulate. They based their case on a decision of the International Court of Justice in the Avena case which ruled that by failing to allow access to the Mexican consulate, the US had breached its obligations under the Convention. Texas won the case in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court holding that ICJ decisions were not binding in domestic law and that the President had no power to enforce them.”........
Why, who do you suppose they think they are? These Texas City officials, Clintons?
It's is a shame that Cruz, after the tricks on Carson, won't become the VP for Trump.
Goes to show how LITTLE you know about the state of Texas and Cruz.
That part of Texas hasn’t ever voted for a Republican.
They love their free stuff the government gives them.
But the patrons of...let’s see.
Who goes to La Raza events and pander for the hispanic racial supremacist vote?
Three people I not only will never vote for, I will always call one hundred percent of their supporters out for embracing racial supremacy theories.
And that does not surprise anyone
All of these democratic hell holes on the borders are nothing more than cesspools of Mexico that thrive on the money raised from smuggling drugs and bodies
Just go back and look how they voted in the last 6 or so elections and you will see a wall of blue along the Mexican border and then Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Time to weed the garden
If you come to south Texas and look under enough rocks you will find that almost all small cities in the area that are run by over 90% of mexican heritage are completely corrupted.
Corruption is the major export of Mexico to the U.S..
Give it a rest. You are starting to boor us with your kiddish responses to a real problem for all of America
How you tie this part of Texas into Cruz is stupid and immature but Trumpish and makes other Trump supporters look even worse.
Why don't you find some other place to post your gibberish, clown and do not MESS WITH TEXAS.
Crystal City, Texas has NO MONOPOLY on such things, what do you think happens in Washington DC with congress and the senate plus all the extended departments within the gubmint.
“The officials are all Mexicans:........
And that does not surprise anyone”..............
It doesn’t surprise me. Consider how odumbo got elected not once but twice. It’s the ethnic votes that count. Once elected, its what the candidate gets UNDER the table that really matters.
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