Week in Review: 07.29.2019

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Week in Reiew: 07.29.2019

San Antonio campaign wrote bad checks; Voter fraud triggers new Hidalgo election; Dallas investigator accused of destroying evidence; Austin Ethics Commission called “toothless”.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, July 29, 2019

San Antonio council member’s checks to campaign worker returned as fraudulent – A door-to-door campaign worker for San Antonio District 2 City Council Member Jada Andrews-Sullivan said four checks worth a total of $4,200, paid to her for her work, were returned by her bank as forgeries.

South Texas school board election voided over vote fraud issues – The Hidalgo school district must hold another board election after a Hidalgo County judge declared the November contest was tainted by mail-in ballot fraud.

Dallas police major transferred after he allegedly called for shredding of case document – Major Vincent Weddington was transferred to a patrol division of the Dallas Police Department this week after he became the subject of a criminal investigation, the Dallas Morning-News reported.

Critics urge broader powers for “toothless” Austin Ethics Commission – The Austin American-Statesman pointed out in a Friday story that the Austin Ethics Commission is relatively toothless compared to similar panels in big cities in other states.

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