OIG Investigative Reports, PSJA ISD Trustee Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2008 Angela Dodge Public Affairs Officer (713) 567-9388 www.usdoj.gov/usaotxs United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr United States Attorney PSJA ISD Trustee Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme (McALLEN, Texas) – Long-time Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District (PSJA-ISD) trustee Raul "Roy" Navarro has pleaded guilty to bribery related to his official position with the school district, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. Navarro, 59, of San Juan, Texas, was indicted in June 2007 along with then-PSJA trustees Rogelio "Roy" Rodriguez and Evangelina "Vangie" De Leon and former superintendent Arturo Guajardo and others. He pleaded guilty this afternoon before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa. At his re-arraignment hearing, Navarro admitted he accepted a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., and tickets to a concert there from a contractor engaged in business with the school district in August 2002 in exchange for favorable, official votes and influence regarding PSJA-ISD contracts. PSJA-ISD is a large school district which receives substantial federal funds and is located in Hidalgo County, Texas. Navarro faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, without parole, and a maximum fine of $250,000 at a sentencing hearing set for Feb. 19, 2009. Navarro has been permitted to remain free on bond pending his sentencing hearing. The case was investigated by agents with the McAllen Office of the FBI, the McAllen office of the Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the Dallas office of the Department of Education––Office of the Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Eastepp of the Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney”s Office. ##### Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 11/06/2008 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
PSJA ISD Trustee Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme. McAllen, TX , November 03, 2008
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2008-11-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.