Authorities raid Starr County Annex amid corruption investigation

via MGN Online

More than $700,000 dollars of public funds have gone missing prompting authorities to raid a Starr County office.

It all happened at the Starr County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office at the county annex building off Hospital Road around 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Texas Rangers, Starr County District Attorney's Office, Rio Grande City police and other agencies all participated in the raid.

Starr County District Attorney Omar Escobar, Jr. spoke to Action 4 News about the raid.

Escobar said an audit revealed that $700,000 dollars in public funds have gone missing and it's believed several employees at the property tax office participated in the scheme.

The money was allegedly taken over the course of 15 to 16 months.

No arrests have been made but authorities seized computers and paperwork in order to further the investigation.

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