Hidalgo Co. Bailiff Accused of Forging Judge Signature, Aiding Drug Ring
EDINBURG – A Hidalgo County bailiff is now being accused of falsifying a signature and helping a drug ring.
Oscar De La Cruz is accused of distributing cocaine and forging a federal magistrate signature on a search and seizure warrant.
He’s part of an indictment handed to four other people.
The others are accused of carjacking, interfering with commerce by threats or violence, and using a weapon in a drug trafficking crime.
One of the other defendants, Juan Fernando Mata, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs on Thursday.
De La Cruz was released Tuesday after paying a $5,000 deposit of his $200,000 bond.
He’s scheduled to go before U.S. magistrate judge on Wednesday, May 16.
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