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Former Socorro City Councilman Jesse Gandara Jr. arrested on bribery charge

Published On: Jul 01 2013 04:26:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 10:14:03 PM CST

Courtesy El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Jesus "Jesse" Gandara Jr. was arrested on a bribery charge on July 1, 2013.

EL PASO, Texas -

Jesus "Jesse" Gandara Jr. was arrested Monday on a bribery charge, according to El Paso County Sheriff's officials.

Sheriff's officials said Gandara Jr. was taken into custody after a traffic stop and is being held at the El Paso County Jail Downtown.

The bribery charge is related to a plot where Gandara Jr. allegedly offered advertising money to Licon Dairy in exchange for the business' support for Socorro's plan to annex San Elizario.


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