Concrete company owner indicted in South Texas

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas businessman has been indicted on bribery charges related to nearly $600,000 worth of concrete work for Maverick County.

An indictment unsealed Thursday names 52-year-old Salvador Castillon, who owns South Texas Concrete in Eagle Pass. Castillon appeared before a magistrate in Del Rio and was ordered held pending a detention hearing Monday.

Castillon has been charged with two counts of paying a bribe. Investigators say the cases involve money allegedly paid to a Maverick County commissioner to help Castillon win contracts in 2010 and 2011. Prosecutors say both payments were between $3,000 and $5,000.

The name of the elected official wasn't immediately made public.

A dozen people have pleaded guilty to public corruption-related charges in Maverick County and await sentencing.

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