City of Peñitas looking to replace council member who pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Saturday, February 26 2022 Feb 26, 2022 February 26, 2022 4:39 PM February 26, 2022 in News - Local

The city of Peñitas is poised to replace a council member who was recently convicted in a federal bribery investigation.

Alex Guajardo pleaded guilty to federal charges last month after admitting to his role in a $1.1 million bribery scheme involving other public servants and officials.

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According to a city council agenda, a special called meeting set for Monday, Feb. 28 says the city will declare Guajardo’s Place 1 seat vacant.

The city will set a date for a special election to fill the vacancy.

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