Home » News » View News
Latest News

Starr County DA Investigating Missing Taxpayer Money

Font size

Posted: May 10, 2014 3:52 PM

Updated: May 10, 2014 4:19 PM

STARR COUNTY - The District Attorney in Starr County says an investigation involving missing taxpayer money will result in justice.

Omar Escobar says county employees are on a "need to know basis" about the status of the year long investigation into the tax assessor's office.

Escobar launched the criminal theft investigation one year ago.

Surveillance video obtained by CHANNEL 5 NEWS shows D.A. investigators, Starr County Sheriff's Deputies and Texas Rangers hauling boxes of papers and computers out of that office on May 9, 2013.

More than $700,000 in tax payer money is missing from the tax office.

On Friday, CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported no arrests have been made.

County Judge Eloy Vera said he hoped there would have been developments by now.

"It is a little disheartening because we thought by now something would have broken," said Vera, who first reported the discrepancy in dollars back in 2011.

Vera believes the investigation is tedious.

The District Attorney did not return repeated calls for comment before that story aired Friday night.

Escobar responded Saturday morning.

"I am confident the investigation will result in justice in this and other related matters as well," said Escobar.

Topics: missing, money, starr, investigation

KRGV is Social