Judge still banning Yzaguirre from tax office

BROWNVILLE — Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. likely won’t be heading back to his office anytime soon.

Yesterday, visiting Senior State District Judge Manuel Banales denied a motion by Yzaguirre’s defense attorneys that sought to reconsider conditions of bond and allow him to return to the office.

Earlier this year, Yzaguirre was arrested along with county tax investigator Pedro Garza, dealer/notary supervisor Omar Sanchez-Paz and Chief of Investigations Lt. Jose Mireles on bribery and other charges.

The arrests followed a two-year Texas Department of Public Safety investigation of the tax assessor-collector’s office called “Operation Dirty Deeds.”

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