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In Del Rio, 34-year-old John Andrew Cardenas of Uvalde, TX, was sentenced to three years in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release and ordered to pay $97,445.95 restitution to the IRS after pleading guilty to preparing fraudulent Income Tax Returns announced U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Steven McCollough.



Mark Aug. 22  on your calendar and plan a weekend trip to Laredo.  The magic of Motown Music , featuring  a concert by the Commodores,  hits the Laredo Energy Arena on  that Friday night,  Aug.  22 to benefit the South Texas Food Bank mission of feeding  the hungry.

The legendary  Grammy Award  winning  Commodores of the 1970s and 80s are featured  for the South Texas Food Bank’s  annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls VIII.  The event  honors  the  Beaumont  Foundation of America (W. Frank Newton, President and CEO)  for its  contribution to the  South Texas Food Bank mission of feeding   the hungry in  an eight county area  that includes  Maverick  County.

The South TexasFood Bank (STFB),celebratingits 25th anniversary, opened  in 1989 under the  auspices of H-E-B as the Laredo Webb-County Food Bank distributing  supplemental food to the unemployed, under-employed  and those living on fixed incomes  especially  the elderly.   


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Guadalupe Trevino, aka Lupe Trevino, has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of conspiracy to commit money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Trevino, 64, of McAllen, was the former sheriff of Hidalgo County and pleaded guilty April 14, 2014.

“No one is above the law,” said Magidson. “Those entrusted with protecting the public safety have a specific duty to guard against corruption. When they become crooked themselves, the interests of the people demand full accounting for their illegal activities.”