Week in Review: 07.07.2019

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Week in Review: 7.07.2019

Trial video shows judge accepting bribe, #Harlandale ISD spent thousands to fight TEA, Lawsuit claims conflict of interest at #TABC, Prosecuter asks to leave #Paxton case.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, July 7, 2019

Jurors see video of former judge accepting cash in South Texas bribery trial – Jurors watched a recorded video of Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado accepting an envelope filled with cash as the trial of the former state district judge began in McAllen on Wednesday.

Harlandale school district spent $100K on attorneys to fight TEA – The Harlandale school district has spent six figures fighting the Texas Education Agency after the agency accused the San Antonio area district’s board of trustees and superintendent of violating state laws and not having proper financial controls in place.

Former TABC board executive says she was fired for reporting conflicts of interest – Amy Harrison, former director of licensing for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, has alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that she was forced out of her post because she reported conflicts of interest involving the agency’s new commissioner,  the Houston Chronicle reported.

Special prosecutor in Paxton fraud case asks to be released – Nicole DeBorde, one of the special prosecutors in the securities fraud prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has asked for her release from the case after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said it would not consider a request for hundreds of thousands of dollars in outstanding and future legal fees.

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