Yzaguirre and attorney to hold press conference this morning

Nearly one week after Cameron County Tax Asssessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. was arrested on bribery and other charges, he and his attorney Robert Garza will hold a press conference this morning to possibly address the charges.

A raid of the Tax Office last Wednesday by federal and state authorities led to the arrest of Yzaguirre, Pedro Garza, dealer/notary supervisor Omar Sanchez-Paz and Chief of Investigations Lt. Jose Mireles as the result of a two-year investigation under the code name “Operation Dirty Deeds.”

The Tax Office was shutdown for three days following Yzaguirre’s arrest so authorities could seize and search through records. The office re-opened this morning.