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Court employees jailed in bribery case

Two employees with Hidalgo County Court at Law #5 are at the center of a bribery investigation.

Authorities arrested court coordinator Daniel Vega and assistant court coordinator Javier Mireles under bribery charges on Wednesday morning.

Investigators told Action 4 News case involves allegations the two were offered a $4,000 dollar bribe to dismiss a case.

Authorities did not give information as to who offered the bribe or what case it dealt with.

Both men faced a judge on Wednesday afternoon where they each received $75,000 dollar personal recognizance bonds.

FBI agents executed a search warrant at the Hidalgo County Courthouse on Wednesday morning.

Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra told Action 4 News investigators will hire an independent firm to go back and review cases going back to as long as 8 years ago.

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