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FBI Corruption Probe Brings Guilty Plea From La Joya School Trustee

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A La Joya school trustee may be heading to prison after admitting to taking almost $235,000 in bribes.

42-year-old Armin Garza pleaded guilty in McAllen federal court Thursday to a charge of defrauding the U.S. government.

Federal prosecutors say Garza was part of a widespread conspiracy in which he took bribes and kickbacks for steering energy savings contracts to various local governments.

Garza resigned his La Joya school board post following his guilty plea. He’ll learn his sentence March 18th.

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