BROWNSVILLE — Cameron County Commissioners met yesterday morning to discuss what possible action they could take, if any, regarding the tax office following Tax Assesessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr.’s arrest.
Before a closed session in which they discussed the matter, Mary Helen Flores, a resident of Brownsville representing Citizens Against Voter Abuse, addressed the commission during public comments urging them to act.
“I am here today to ask you, as the political leaders of this county, to put your foot down and say no to the corrupt practices that continue to plague our public offices,” Flores said. “I ask you to do everything in your power to follow the laws and if you are able, please remove the indicted tax office employees from their duties.”
Yzaguirre and three others were arrested on Jan. 6 on various charges including bribery, engaging in organized criminal activity and official oppression. They have not been indicted.
Flores suggested unpaid leave as an appropriate measure to take on behalf of the public.
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