Maverick County Commissioner Cesar Flores pleaded guilty to his role in a bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme, according to a press release by the Department of Justice Thursday.
Flores is the third Maverick County Commissioner to plead guilty as part of this investigation.
Flores pleaded guilty to one count of his indictment and admitted that he agreed to be influenced and rewarded for using his position to ensure that contractors were awarded construction contracts in 2010 and 2011. Each of those contracts were more than $5,000.
According to the DOJ, Flores is facing up to 10 years in a federal prison, a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and per his plea agreement, he will pay restitution as ordered at sentencing.
Flores' court date has yet to be scheduled.