EAGLE PASS, Texas — Federal prosecutors say three border county businessmen have been indicted in Eagle Pass on corruption charges.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday that Saul Lombrana was arrested Thursday and accused of bribing a Maverick County employee in return for a contract to build a drain swell. The indictment alleges Lombrana was paid $14,500 for a swell he never delivered.
El Paso television station owner Alejandro Wheeler and Maverick County consultant Marcelo Alvarez also are charged in a separate indictment. Alvarez surrendered to authorities, and Wheeler is at large.
The indictment alleges Wheeler got money from contractors that received contracts and he gave county commissioners discounted campaign advertisement.
Alvarez was charged with bribing an official so a contract was awarded to a company that then hired him.