Bribery case against Brownsville ISD school board trustee scheduled for trial next week
The bribery case against Brownsville school board trustee Sylvia P. Atkinson is scheduled for trial on Oct. 26.
Atkinson was arrested in December 2019 after a FBI sting operation.
During the sting operation, Atkinson accepted money in exchange for placing an item on the school board agenda, according to court records. A grand jury indicted Atkinson on one count of conspiracy, one count of bribery and six counts of violating the federal Travel Act.
She pleaded not guilty.
Federal prosecutors and attorneys who represent Atkinson selected a jury last week.
Watch the video for the full story.
US-Canada border agents reassigned to the Valley following spike in illegal crossings
Free COVID-19 rapid test kits available for small businesses
After years of seeking asylum Honduran family finally in US
Texas housing market unfazed by pandemic— new report shows increase in homes...
"We got to do it": Good Samaritans help clean graffiti off Alamo...