Chron.com. It was titled “Files raise issues on personnel” written by James Pinkerton on 0ctober 20, 2010. The article begins to explain how the former personnel director of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was hired despite failing three polygraph tests. The hiring was pushed through by the sheriffs top administrators because they were “friends”. That official was Maj. Jesus Garza Sr. and he quietly retired after speculation arose about the candidate he had hired. Houston City Sheriff Adrian Garcia also had to fire another employee that he hired on his personnel staff because sexual harassment allegations had arose.
Houston Community College is investigating a former chairman of the board and at least one trustee for possible conflicts of interest with construction companies that got jobs in the district.
Yolanda Navarro Flores’ said she has issued a “response of denial” to the HCC administration, which asked about a potential conflict of interest involving a company run by her husband. The construction company was hired through competitive bidding for minor construction jobs.
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
www. txcn. com
January 25, 2008-
Pair of Houston’s political elite charged in bribery case. Monique McGilbra, the former head of Houston’s building services department pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Oliver Spellman, the one time Chief of Staff for former Mayor Lee Brown also pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for city contracts. Spellman got probation and a $10,000 fine.
Waller County JP avoids jail time in bribery scheme
by khou.com staff
Posted on August 25, 2010 at 12:08 AM
Who: HOUSTON — A Waller County justice of the peace will not face jail time for taking part in a bribery scheme. DeWayne Charleston was sentenced to five years probation Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.
What happened: Investigators said Charleston accepted a bribe in
exchange for helping a demolition contractor get a deal with the city
of Hempstead. Two Hempstead city councilmen are in prison for their
roles in the scandal.
The problem: Bribery
Official- Gracie Gutierrez, DPS clerk
What Happened: Gracie used her access to driver’s licenses to receive cash. She was accepting cash to issue driver’s licenses to people who were undocumented and had not taken the written or driving exam.
Source: Houston Chronicle July 1, 2010
-Deputy Sheriff was indicted over allegedly using the National Crime Information Center database to gain information to sell to someone outside the law enforcement agency for profit. It has yet to be seen if he will be convicted of the crime.
-Feb 24th 2010
-United States Department of Justice Website
December of 2009 two employees of a Harris County thrift had been arrested for accepting bribes from people who were assigned to do their community service in their supervision
Harris County Criminal Court judge Donald Jackson was convicted for misdemeanor official oppression. Jackson was accused of trying to solicit a relationship with 28-year-old Ariana Venegas, a defendant in his court charged in February with driving while intoxicated.
December 18, 2009
Jorge Campble a Harris county employee was arrested on charges for bribery and tampering with evidence. he provided a clean urine to defendants out on bail. July 2, 2009. cbs11tv.com
www. txcn. com January 25, 2008-Pair of Houston’s political elite charged in bribery case. Monique McGilbra, the former head of Houston’s building services department pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Oliver Spellman, the one time Chief of Staff for former Mayor Lee Brown also pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for city contracts. Spellman got probation and a $10,000 fine.