Week in Review: 09.29.2019

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Week in Review: 09.29.2019

Controversial constable removed; Worker steals military equipment from base; More accused of south Texas voter fraud; Deputy ran license plates for drug trafficker.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, September 30, 2019

Controversial constable might have to leave the post she’s proud of – As federal and state investigators were going through her San Antonio home and office Monday, Constable Michelle Barrientes Vela told reporters she intends to run against Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, one of several law enforcement officials she said were conspiring to drive her out of office.

DOJ says Camp Mabry analyst stole $1 million-plus in military equipment – A federal employee charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of military equipment from Camp Mabry in Austin surrendered to authorities on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

Another voter fraud suspect arraigned in Edinburg – Another person has been arraigned in the voter fraud investigation of the 2017 Edinburg municipal election, the McAllen Monitor reported.

Former La Feria deputy constable pleads guilty to extortion – Accepting less than $100 to run license plate checks for a civilian might not sound like a big deal, but it’s enough to put a former South Texas law enforcement officer in danger of a 20-year prison sentence.

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