Sheriff candidate found guilty

BROWNSVILLE — John Chambers, a candidate for Cameron County sheriff and former Indian Lake police chief, was found guilty of 14 counts of tampering with government records.

The week-long trial in Judge Janet Leal’s 103rd state District Court concluded yesterday when a jury ruled against Chambers, who was arrested Feb. 23, 2015, by officers with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and investigators from the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office.

Investigators said Chambers created false entries in government records concerning firearms qualification for some of his deputies on or about Jan.13, 2015.

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