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3 TxDOT employees face bribery charges
BROWNSVILLE — Three Texas Department of Transportation workers in the Rio Grande Valley were arrested Thursday on federal charges of accepting bribes for road-sweeping contracts.
Cresenciano “Chano” Falcon, 56, of Edinburg, a district maintenance administrator, and highway inspectors Ray Llanes, 50, of San Benito, and Noe Beltran, 42, of San Juan, took between $200 and $2,000 in cash to steer work to a certain contractor, according to an indictment unsealed just before the arrests.
Falcon is accused of accepting $2,000 and Llanes and Beltran $200 each for contracts said to be worth at least $5,000.
Beltran and Falcon are free on bail following an initial court appearance. Llanes’ initial court appearance is scheduled for today.