Criminal case won’t affect tax office

BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County Commissioners Court was advised yesterday on what would be done to ensure the tax assessor-collector’s office can continue operating.

Civil litigation counselor Juan A. Gonzalez gave the commission a report of the bond requirements imposed by a visiting judge on Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr.

“The Chief Deputy Jesse Garcia is fully authorized to do all the things the tax assessor can do in his absence. Mr. Garcia will be running that office and the general public can do all of their business as usual,” Gonzalez said.

Yzaguirre will not be permitted to return to work until April 15.

On Jan. 6, Yzaguirre and three other county tax office employees, Pedro Garza Jr., Jose Mireles and Omar Sanchez Paz, were arrested as the result of a two-year investigation under the code name “Operation Dirty Deeds.”

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