“The unnamed businessman was told that if he wanted his company to keep a contract with the school district that Infante and Yanez must be paid $10,000 each, the indictment alleges. “
“Between February and May of this year, the indictment alleges, the school board members attempted to extort money and solicit bribes from a person whose company did business for the school district.”
“The unnamed businessman was told that if he wanted his company to keep a contract with the school district that Infante and Yanez must be paid $10,000 each, the indictment alleges”.
“During a regular board meeting on April 14, Infante made a motion to approve Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna’s recommendation that the unidentified businessman’s company receive a new, separate contract, and Yanez voted in favor of Infante’s motion, according to the indictment”.
The school district’s agenda for that date shows two companies received new contracts motioned by Infante and voted for by Yanez.
The first was an approval to enter into contract with Perdue, Brando, Fielder, Collins, Mott, LLP for representation in property value study appeals and taxable audits. A partner with the firm did not return a call seeking comment.
The second was an award and selection of a third party administration for self funded health insurance and other health care related benefits by Blue Cross Blue Shield, according to the agenda minutes. Attempts to reach Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas were unsuccessful.
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Editor’s Note: Molly Mulebriar is a freelance reporterette from Waring, Texas. www.mollymulebriar.org