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Timeline: Sheriff Lupe Trevio's Road to Resignation

Jonathan Treviño with four other members of the Panama Unit

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio's resignation on Friday morning came as no surprise to those following the Panama Unit corruption scandal.

The sheriff's son Jonanthan Trevio, trusted deputies and even a top commander have all been arrested and accused of working with drug traffickers.

In his resignation letter, the embattled sheriff made a reference to the scandal which struck both his home and office.

Sheriff Trevio wrote that both "external and internal pressures" from the scandal weighed heavily in his decision to retire in the middle of elected term.

The sheriff wrote that he was not able dedicate himself or focus his attention on the job he was elected to perform.

Action 4 News has compiled a timeline of events that led to resigation.

Road To Resignation

November 2004Lupe Trevio first elected as Hidalgo County Sheriff

November 2008Lupe Trevio re-elected at Hidalgo County Sheriff

November 2012Lupe Trevio wins third term as Hidalgo County Sheriff

December 2012Jonathan Trevio and Alexis Espinoza arrested

January 2013Four indicted in Panama Unit scandal

March 2013Six more people charged in Panama Unit scandal

March 2013Deputy JP Flores charged in Panama Unit scandal

April 2013Deputy Jorge Garza charged in Panama Unit scandal

May 2013Jonathan Trevio and four others plead guilty in Panama Unit scandal

June 2013Two more plead guilty in Panama Unit scandal

July 2013Four more plead guilty in Panama Unit scandal

August 2013Deputy Jorge Garza found guilty in jury trial

August 2013Tomas "El Gallo" Gonzalez and several others indicted in separate drug trafficking case

September 2013Panama Unit sentencing postponed until October

October 2013Panama Unit sentencing postponed until December

December 2013Panama Unit sentencing postponed until February

December 2013Commander Joe Padilla arrested in connection to "El Gallo" drug trafficking case

February 2014Sentencing postponed until April for 11 of the Panama Unit suspects

February 2014Drug trafficker Alvaro Gilberto DeHoyos get 7.5 years in prison for role in Panama Unit scandal March 2014Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff Patricia Medina resigns

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