An Eagle Pass, Texas politician was arrested today by the FBI after he was indicted for an alleged bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme, according to federal authorities.
Cesar Flores, 46, allegedly manipulated the bidding process to guarantee that contractors he chose would be awarded Maverick County construction contracts, state federal authorities.
The incidents took place in 2010 and 2011.
The contractors deposited checks issued to them by Maverick County and then made cash payments to Flores who is a county commissioner.
The bids were inflated so there would be enough money to perform the work and have enough left over to bribe Flores, federal officials stated.If convicted, Flores is facing up to 10 years in prison for each bribery charge, federal officials state.