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The $28 Million Question

Advertisements [This article was edited on December 3, 2015 at 08:37ET to correct typographical error in the amount of the loss] Thanks to KVIA’s reporting we now know that the city taxpayers have been saddled with a $22 million loss on the sales of the bonds to pay for the ballpark. Yes, I am aware […]

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Veronica Escobar is at the Center of El Paso Scandals

Advertisements When an FBI investigation dubbed Poisoned Pawns was launched it was focused on one individual and his scheme to defraud the federal government of federal dollars. By the time the dust settled, over 25 public officials went to jail or admitted guilt to public corruption. The avalanche started because one individual, Travis Ketner, panicked […]

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The 25 El Paso Corruption Scandals Of 2015

Advertisements When Poisoned Pawns was finalized and Bob Jones and other public officials went to jail, some of the city’s officials proclaimed that corruption had ended in El Paso. But did corruption really end? Let’s look back at 2015 and see what corruption looks like in a corrupt city. January 1. The University Medical Center […]

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Did You Notice the Pattern?

Advertisements Many of you are aware that the El Paso Times and KVIA reported on the higher than expected costs the City has paid for the ballpark. According to Maria Garcia’s report on KVIA on November 17, 2015, the city lost $22 million it expected to add to the City’s general fund. This information is […]

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The 2015 Cover Up

Advertisements As I wrote yesterday, if you are not looking closely you might be missing the ongoing cover up being perpetuated against you by some city officials. The most important scandal, the $22 million, is cleverly being hidden behind the “Luther Jonesing” of Larry Romero and of Tommy Gonzalez. “Luther Jonesing,” as I am using […]

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Corruption In El Paso

Advertisements In 2004, an FBI agent started to investigate public corruption in El Paso. It started as an investigation into the activities of Bob Jones and it snowballed into the indictments and jailing of various public officials. Many have proclaimed that Poisoned Pawns curtailed public corruption in El Paso. But has it? In the last […]

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The Culture of Corruption: Dana Pittard

Advertisements I have written numerous times how there permeates a culture of corruption within El Paso. Most of you are familiar with the numerous government officials that plead guilty or were convicted under the Poisoned Pawns operation by the FBI. I have also tried to explain that corruption is not simply exchanging money for favoritism. […]

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