Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:33 PM by Associated Press
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas county official awaiting trial on federal money laundering and bulk cash smuggling charges has been indicted in a separate bribery case.
Maverick County Commissioner Rodolfo "Rudy" Bainet Heredia was indicted Wednesday on six counts of receiving bribes and one count of paying a bribe. Investigators say the alleged scheme allowed Heredia to steer county construction jobs to certain contractors.
Federal prosecutors allege bids were inflated by companies so they could make a profit and pay off Heredia. Heredia also allegedly paid a county employee to make sure the contracts were awarded.
An attorney for Heredia didn't immediately comment.
The commissioner has been in custody since his 2012 indictment on money laundering charges. He faces trial in that case in April. Two other county commissioners remain under indictment.
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