Many will disagree with me on this but I would hope it would cut down on the shenanigans.
Get the politics out of the situation.
BROWNSVILLE — A former Jim Wells County district attorney was indicted Wednesday on a charge of using funds forfeited from criminals to boost pay for himself and others.
Joe Frank Garza, 63, is charged with one count of misapplication of fiduciary duty, a first-degree felony. The state attorney general's office will be prosecuting the case.
Court documents say Garza spent more than $200,000 of the funds between 2002 and 2008 without getting approval of the county commissioners' court. Texas law prohibits district attorneys from supplementing their salaries with forfeiture funds without county approval.
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