Police arrest Brownsville city employee on suspicion of bribery

Brownsville police arrested Antonio Zamorano, 25, a city employee accused of soliciting money in return for his final inspection decision. (Photo: Brownsville Police Department)

Update 3/16/18 at 1:50 p.m.: Antonio Zamorano, 25, is accused of soliciting money in return for his final inspection decision, according to the Brownsville Police Department. The case remains under investigation.


Original Story: Brownsville police arrested a city employee Thursday on “one charge of bribery,” according to a news release from the city.

Police escorted Antonio M. Zamorano from City Plaza following his arrest. Zamorano has been terminated effective immediately.

Zamorano was hired by the city of Brownsville in January 2016 as a Building & Construction Inspector, according to the news release.

Interim City Manager Michael Lopez stated in the news release:

“The City of Brownsville will not tolerate any actions that disrupt our mission to uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethics in the preservation of public service and trust. The City of Brownsville will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the pursuit of justice. We will provide further commentary as details become available and when appropriate.”

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