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Feds Arrest Democrat Texas State Judge Near Border 

Federal authorities arrested a Democrat Texas state judge after a series of raids on his courtroom and his home. Information on the charges and other details of the investigation remain sealed. The judge is expected to be presented in federal court on Monday.

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LISTEN: Texas Democrat Who Railed on Blacks Now Caught Trashing Mexicans, Women

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A border Democrat recently caught on tape using the n-word to describe two black prosecutors is now in hot water for directing racist language toward Hispanics and sexist terms in reference to a female political opponent. While the commissioner has apologized for his use of the initial racial slur, it remains unclear if he has done so for the rest of his insults.

Handcuffs secure the back door of a US Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants near Yuma, Arizona. File

Border Patrol Agent Sent to Prison for Helping Steal Cocaine

A federal judge sentenced a U.S. Border Patrol for his part in a ruse to steal drugs. The former long-serving agent pleaded guilty after he helped carry out a fake drug seizure in order to hide the theft of 66 kilograms of cocaine.

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Feds Accuse Former Texas Police Chief of Working with Mexican Cartel

McALLEN, Texas — Federal authorities arrested a former chief and current police sergeant for his role in allegedly helping Mexico’s Gulf Cartel move cocaine and marijuana through his jurisdiction. The Texas cop claimed that he needed money to pay for his upcoming bid for county constable after a failed attempt for the Hidalgo County Sheriff position.

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American Tried to Sell Satellite Tracking Tech to Mexican Cartels, Says FBI

PHOENIX, Arizona — Federal agents arrested a disgruntled tech employee allegedly trying to sell satellite tracking technology to Mexican drug cartels. The sale would have given cartel operatives the ability to track law enforcement aircraft and boats in order to avoid detection, investigators claim.

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Mexican Paper Exposes Cartel Ex-Governor’s Hidden Millions

One of Mexico’s most respected newspapers has exposed a series of multi-million dollar bank accounts and transfers made on behalf of the former cartel-linked governor of Coahuila. The Los Zetas cartel-linked former official claims to be the victim of a political attack.

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5 Texas Border Sheriffs Who Were Linked to Mexican Cartels

The ties between elected officials and the Mexican transnational criminal organizations we call “cartels” do not stop at the U.S.-Mexico border. In many instances, such corruption manifested on the north side of the line. We detail below five such instances where Texas border sheriffs were indicted and sentenced to prison for such ties.

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FBI Raids Texas Offices of Company Involved in Border Wall Construction

FBI agents carried out a large raid across the state targeting the offices of an engineering company connected to the construction of the border wall. Agents raided offices in San Antonio, Houston, and McAllen, as well as various city and county offices in the city of Laredo and Webb County.

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Crimen Organizado se Viste de Cuello Blanco en Ciudad Fronteriza

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Las negociaciones del crimen organizado con la actual autoridad municipal en la frontera de Matamoros Tamaulipas, an dejado en evidencia en manos de quien regreso el mando, dejando con ello ganancias millonarias licitas.

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Mexican Cartel Commandeering Municipal Departments in Border City

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The negotiations between the current municipal authority and organized crime figures tied to the Gulf Cartel demonstrate who has regained control of this border city. The move has brought illicit financial gains by the millions.

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Fugitive Mexican Border City Priest Wanted for Rape

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — State police officers are currently hunting for a Catholic priest from this border city who has been named in court documents for sexually abusing at least one teenager in seminary.

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Medios Mexicanos Elogian a Los Zetas por Regalar Juguetes de Navidad a los Pobres

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Un día después de Navidad, hombres armados del cártel de Los Zetas trabajaron al aire libre con completa impunidad entregando juguetes a las comunidades pobres de la ciudad. Algunos medios de comunicación locales elogiaron al sanguinario cártel por el evento, ignorando los innumerables actos de violencia, asesinatos, torturas y desapariciones de las que son responsables las organizaciones criminales.

Fugitive Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernadez

Top Mexican Officials Admit to Bribery Scheme in Texas

Two Mexican border state officials and four U.S. businessmen have pleaded guilty to demanding and receiving millions in bribes to have Mexican government planes be stored and serviced in Texas border cities.

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Mexican Border Cops Jailed for Kidnapping Civilian

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — A group of Mexican municipal police officers continue to be held in custody in connection with the kidnapping and extortion of a local man from the border region in this state. The arrest was made following a high-speed chase as the rogue cops tried to escape from state authorities.