Sentencing postponed for 11 suspects in Panama Unit scandal

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A federal judge has postponed the sentencing for 11 out of 12 of the convicted members in Panama Unit corruption scandal.

The group was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday morning.

Among the members in the case are three drug traffickers and nine former law enforcement officials including Jonathan Trevio, son of Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio.

The drug traffickers in the scandal are accused of using Trevio and the others to target their rivals, steal drug loads and split the profits.

Federal court records show that a number of sealed items from Trevio and others have been filed in the case since last week.

U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane issued an order postponing the sentencing for Trevio and 10 others until April 29th.

Action 4 News shows that the sentencing for the group has been postponed at least three times since September.

Drug trafficking suspect Alvaro Gilberto DeHoyos is still expected to be sentenced on Thursday morning.