Cameron Co. Judge Doesn’t Predict Issues with Tax Assessor-Collector’s Return
BROWNSVILLE – A Nueces County jury acquitted Cameron County Tax Assessor Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. of all charges.
Tony Yzaguirre Jr. was facing eight counts for bribery, six counts of abuse of official capacity and one count of official oppression.
He said he will be returning to work on Monday. And Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said Yzaguirre will return to his role as the county tax assessor-collector.
Trevino said he doesn’t foresee any issues in regards to Yzaguirre’s legitimacy, since he was already sworn in. He said if there are any, they’ll be addressed promptly.
Trevino added that he’s not concerned with Yzaguirre returning to the same role in which he was accused of corruption.
“As a county judge, I’m not here to sit and judge with regards to that particular issue. The legal process, our judicial system is set up in order to address all of these particular issues, and now that they’ve been adjudicated, and they’ve been addressed, the jury has spoken, we need to move forward and get back to work,” Trevino said.
Yzaguirre originally faced more than 20 counts. The trial was held in Nueces County. It was moved to that location in order to ensure a fair trial for Yzaguirre.
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