McALLEN – One the of three remaining defendants in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district corruption case pleaded guilty Thursday, a week before his trial was set to begin.
Arnulfo “Arnie” Olivarez, a top Rio Grande Valley insurance agent, told the court that he attempted to buy influence with board members with cash payments on at least two occasions.
The admission of guilt makes him the fourth person in the case to confess to the alleged bribes-for-votes scheme that governed construction and service bids within the district for at least six years.
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Editor’s Note: Olivarez was a leading producer for Blue Cross and was one of only a few select agents to garner a coveted Blue Cross General Agent Contract. But, it appears Mr. Olivarez failed to read his Blue Cross code of ethics – bcbs-code-of-ethics