EAGLE PASS, Texas – Former Eagle Pass City Manager Hector Chavez Sr. faces up to 5 years in federal prison after he admitted Thursday to lying to FBI agents during an investigation into a "pay-to-play" scheme involving Maverick County contracts, the Department of Justice said.
The DOJ said Chavez admitted to knowingly giving false statements June 25 to agents regarding his response to a federal grand jury subpoena, his work on Maverick County contracts and a personal consulting services contract with Hejl, Lee and Associates.
The DOJ said Chavez lied to authorities about creating a fraudulent, handwritten personal services agreement he provided in response to the subpoena issued to Chace Management, a company he owned.
Chavez additionally claimed he received $24,000 for services rendered to Hejl, Lee and Associates, when the work listed in the agreement never took place, the DOJ said.
Chavez's sentencing has not yet been scheduled.