A Cameron County grand jury has indicted Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. on allegations he took money in exchange for letting someone avoid standing in line to transfer a car title and not requiring a photo of the person to whom the vehicle was transferred.
In all Yzaguirre was indicted on 10 counts of bribery, 11 counts of abuse of official capacity, one count of official oppression and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Yzaguirre was arrested Jan. 6 at his office by a multi-agency group investigation that temporarily shut down operations at the tax office in an operation dubbed “Dirty Deeds.“
Two of Yzaguirre’s employees, Jose Mireles and investigator Pedro Garza, were indicted on similar charges.
A fourth man, dealer and notary supervisory Omar Sanchez-Paz, was indicted on four counts of official capacity, one count of abuse of official capacity and one count one engaging in organized criminal activity.