STATE NEWS

New allegations in border fence lawsuit: racketeering, bribes and money laundering

Recent court filings in a case brought by Hidalgo County against a former employee who oversaw construction of a Bush-era border barrier allege a vast kickback scheme worked out over drinks and steak dinners.

By KIAH COLLIER, The Texas Tribune and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, ProPublica
Posted 1/30/18

The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in McAllen. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said he would meet with …

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