Attorney: Yzaguirre’s arrest politically motivated

During a press conference held this morning inside his office Cameron County Tax Assessor Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. proclaimed his innocence against criminal allegations.

Yzaguirre held a press conference alongside his attorneys, former Cameron County State District Judge Robert Garza and his son Miles Garza.

Yzaguirre said the criminal allegations against him were unfounded attempts by Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz to benefit Saenz’ upcoming election campaign.

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.

Yzaguirre and his attorney said they plan to fight the charges and that the county tax assessor-collector will continue his duties in the tax office.