Elizabeth Allen and Greg Jefferson- Express-News
"I have been advised that the Bexar County grand jury has returned five indictments against my client, Gil Olivares," said Ron Ederer, his lawyer.
The indictment alleges that for eight months Olivares monitored and recorded phone conversations of "targeted employees." According to the indictment, Olivares ordered the wiretapping of office phones for the agency's finance director, account manager, water resources manager and purchasing manager.
That investigation was launched a year ago with a search of public relations consultant Connolly's office at a time when Connolly was wrapping up a public relations contract with BexarMet. He had lobbied on Bexar Met's behalf during the 2007 legislative session, fending off attempts to subsume BexarMet into county government.