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      La Villa prison warden put on leave amid federal investigation

      Warden Elberto Bravo // File Photo

      The warden of the East Hidalgo Detention Center is now the focus of a federal inquiry.

      Officials with the private company that owns the jail confirms that Warden Elberto Bravo is on paid administrative leave since late last week.

      The U.S. Marshals have a federal inquiry, so it TMs standard procedure to place an employee on leave, said LCS Correction Services Spokesman Richard Harbison.

      Harbison told Action 4 News that the company placed Bravo on paid administrative leave last Thursday or Friday but could not elaborate on why Bravo is at the center of a federal probe.

      Action 4 News called the U.S. Marshals Service, referred questions to the U.S. Attorney General TMs Office in Houston.

      Federal prosecutors are not commenting about the investigation at this time.