Former Bexar County ESD official indicted on felony charges in custody

Gil Perez faces charges related to Texas Rangers investigation

By Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter, David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - A former Bexar County Emergency Services District administrator who was indicted this week on multiple charges and was considered a fugitive is in custody.

KSAT 12 News learned that Gil Perez surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon.

Perez, who at one point worked for six of the county's 12 ESDs, was indicted Monday on three charges related to a 2015 Texas Rangers investigation, multiple sources confirmed to KSAT 12 News.

An indictment released Wednesday night indicates Perez faces third degree felony charges of misapplication of fiduciary property and abuse of official capacity and a second degree felony charge of theft by a public servant.

An 18-page search warrant detailed the more than 40 pieces of evidence taken from Perez's home in October 2015.

The seized evidence included bank statements and computer equipment.

Perez has repeatedly declined to discuss the Rangers investigation when reached by KSAT 12 News in the past.

He came under the scrutiny of law enforcement after a county audit found discrepancies within multiple ESDs Perez was affiliated with.

According to the search warrant, more than 390 checks from three ESDs Perez worked for were out of sequence.

ESDs provide essential fire and medical services to sections of unincorporated Bexar County but tend to face little oversight.

 

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