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8 more sentenced in Maverick County public corruption probe linked to bribes, rigged bids


DEL RIO, Texas — Three former commissioners of a corruption-plagued South Texas county have now received maximum 10-year prison sentences after admitting they took bribes.

Former Maverick County Precinct 4 Commissioner Cesar Flores was sentenced in Del Rio on Wednesday, one day after former Commissioner Eliaz Maldonado got 10 years in prison for a similar guilty plea to taking a bribe.

On Monday, former Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo Bainet Heredia was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his guilty plea to taking a bribe. The 10-year terms were the maximum that U.S. District Judge Alia Moses of Del Rio could assess.

At least 16 people have been convicted and sentenced in the latest investigation into Maverick County losing more than $1.3 million.

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