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Man arrested in connection with Maverick corruption case

Jose Telles Jr, 43, faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted

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Authorities say FBI agents have arrested a Maverick County man on Thursday in connection with an alleged bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme.

A federal grand jury indictment has charged 43-year-old Jose Telles, Jr, an operator of 4x4 Construction, with one count of paying a bribe to an agent of an organization receiving federal funds.

The indictment alleges that in Nov. 2009, Telles submitted a $30,200 bid to Maverick County to construct inlets and junction boxes in Precinct 1 of Maverick County.

Authorities said Telles was awarded the contract by Maverick County after agreeing to pay half of his profits—$5,000—to a Maverick County commissioner for being awarded the contract.

4x4 Construction received a $15,100 check in November 2009 and a second $15,100 check in June 2010. In return, authorities said Telles paid the Maverick County commissioner.

Upon conviction, Telles faces up to 10 years in federal prison.


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