BROWNSVILLE —Operations were once again halted at the Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Office in Brownsville yesterday after authorities ordered it be closed until further notice.
The order continued one day after Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr, county tax investigator Pedro Garza, dealer/notary supervisor Omar Sanchez-Paz and Chief of Investigations Lt. Jose Mireles were arrested Wednesday morning as the result of a two-year investigation under the code name “Operation Dirty Deeds.”
Yzaguirre was charged with four counts of bribery, a second-degree felony; engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony; and official oppression, a class A misdemeanor.
County tax investigator Pedro Garza was charged with bribery, engaging in organized criminal activity and official oppression.
Dealer/notary supervisor Omar Sanchez-Paz was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and abuse of official capacity, a class A misdemeanor.
Jose Mireles was charged with bribery, engaging in organized criminal activity and official oppression.
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