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May 9, 2024      11:27 AM

Political strategists Strother and Rendon agree to plead guilty in federal bribery prosecution of Congressman Cuellar

From the Express News in San Antonio:

Two political strategists have agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar to launder more than $200,000 in bribes.

The Department of Justice struck plea deals earlier this year with Colin Strother, of Buda, and Florencio "Lencho" Rendon, of San Antonio, ensuring their cooperation in the investigation of Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday and Thursday.

A federal indictment unsealed last Friday accuses Cuellar, 68, and his wife Imelda Cuellar, 67, of collecting nearly $600,000 in payoffs from a Mexico City bank and Azerbaijan government officials from 2014 to 2021.

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