City Commissioner Takes Plea Deal in Bribery Investigation

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 08 2019 Apr 8, 2019 April 08, 2019 6:59 PM April 08, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - A City Commissioner pleaded guilty Monday to participating in the bribe involving construction bids for water plant facilities.

Gerardo Tafolla’s plea agreement says the government will recommend a lesser sentence.

According to court records, Tafolla’s sentence was reduced because of the plea.

Records show Tafolla admitted to receiving $20,000 he got directly or indirectly in exchange for participating in the bribery scheme.

The activities took place from 2011 to 2014 as part of the Weslaco Water Plant Facilities Project.

The three others accused in the case were given bonds.

John Cuellar, A-C Cuellar Junior and John Garcia each received a $75,000 bond.

They’re charged with federal bribery and money laundering.

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