Second Arrest Made in Alleged Bribery Scheme Involving Weslaco City Commissioner
WESLACO – Authorities arrested a second person in a bribery scheme that has already brought down a former Rio Grande Valley judge.
Richard Quintanilla, 52, is accused of bribing a Weslaco city commissioner in exchange for favorable actions in the construction and rehabilitation of the city’s water treatment facilities.
He was arrested Thursday on an 18-count indictment. According to the indictment, Quintanilla worked with a co-conspirator from Starr County to benefit a company.
He went before a judge Friday morning.
The indictment against Quintanilla alleges the scheme happened between August 2011 and December 2016.
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