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
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 …