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Appeals Court Upholds ‘Fajita Bandit’ Sentence

11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago Thursday, May 30 2019 May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019 4:02 PM May 30, 2019 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE – An appeal court upheld the 50 year prison term for a Cameron County man.

Gilberto Escamilla, dubbed "the fajita bandit," was sentenced last year following his guilty plea.

According to Cameron County district attorney investigators, Escamilla stole more than a million dollars’ worth of fajitas.

The theft committed over nine years during his employment at the Derrell-Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito.

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