PSJA bribery scandal sentencing set for 2 pm Monday
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 05:56:43 GMT —
A bribery scandal involving former board members of the PSJA Independent School District could end about six after it all began.
All six defendants in the case are expected to appear before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa at 2 p.m. Monday.
The six all pleaded guilty in the roles in a scheme to accept bribes in order to award construction contracts.
They were all supposed to be sentenced back in November but Judge Hinojosa postponed the sentencing to clear some legal questions.
Court records show that three sealed documents were filed in the case during December and January.
Former Superintendent Arturo Guajardo is asking for probation instead of prison time and showed letters of support from several Rio Grande Valley politicians.
Important Dates in the PSJA Bribery Scandal:
January 2005 FBI raids PSJA ISD OfficeMay 22, 2007 Federal Indictment Filed
May 31, 2007 Rogelio Roy Rodriguez ArrestedJune 5, 2007 Arturo Guajardo & Five Others ArrestedJune 6, 2007 Arnulfo Cuahtemoc Olivarez Arrested
Dec 7, 2007 Arturo Guajardo Pleads GuiltyDec 12, 2007 Rogelio Roy Rodriguez Pleads Guilty
Jan 22, 2008 Vangie De Leon Pleads GuiltyJan 22, 2008 Charges Dismissed against Husband Ricardo De Leon
Feb 28, 2008 Superseding Indictment Filed
Aug 26, 2008 Second Superseding Indictment FiledAug 28, 2008 Arnulfo Cuahtemoc Olivarez Pleads Guilty
Nov 3, 2008 Raul Roy Navarro Pleads Guilty
Dec 4, 2009 Geroge Alonzo Hernandez Pleads Guilty
Nov 29, 2010 Sentencing postponed until January 24th