Eagle Pass Businessman Pleads Guilty to Role in Maverick County Bribery, Kickback, and Bid-Rigging Scheme
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 05, 2013|
In Del Rio, 52-year-old Salvador Castillon, owner of South Texas Concrete based in Eagle Pass, pleaded guilty to paying bribes to a Maverick County commissioner in order to secure county construction contracts, announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez.
Appearing before U.S. District Judge Alia Moses, Castillon pleaded guilty to one count of paying a bribe to an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. According to court records, Castillon was awarded Maverick County construction contracts totaling $416,800 in 2010 and $148,000 in 2011. Castillon admitted that during that time period, he paid the Maverick County Precinct 2 commissioner approximately $57,000 in return for being awarded the construction contracts.
Castillon, who remains on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on May 12, 2014, before Judge Moses in Del Rio.
This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Individuals who have first-hand information about corruption, fraud, or bribery related to Maverick County are urged to contact the FBI at (210) 225-6741. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Galdo is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.