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Charges Dropped Against 3rd ‘Operation Dirty Deeds’ Defendant

Charges have been dropped against yet another former Cameron County tax office employee indicted in connection with a 2-year investigation dubbed Operation Dirty Deeds. Omar Sanchez-Paz becomes the third ex-tax office employee in three days to have the corruption charges against him dismissed. In each case, the District Attorney’s Office has said it’s not in […]


UPDATE: Number Of FEMA Aid-Seekers Edges Up After Floods

(AP) – The number of people registering for federal disaster aid after Louisiana’s heavy flooding continues to rise.  The state said Wednesday that the number of registrants with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has reached 119,000. More than $132 million has been approved by the federal agency in grants for temporary rental assistance, home repairs […]


2 Days After Cash Delivery, US Paid $1.3 Billion To Iran

(AP) – The U.S. says it paid $1.3 billion to Iran in January from a little-known fund for resolving international disputes, two days after allowing a planeload of cash to fly to Tehran.  State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau says the U.S. can’t say more about the Jan. 19 payments because of diplomatic sensitivities. They involved […]