Two operatives plead guilty in Cuellar bribe case

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Two political operatives, Colin Strother and Florencio “Lencho” Rendon, who are closely tied to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.), have agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with the Justice Department in a bribery case against the congressman. Court documents unsealed this year revealed that the pair confessed to their participation in a bribery scheme where they channelled over $200,000 to Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, on behalf of a Mexican bank. Both operatives were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.


Political Operatives Plead Guilty in Rep. Henry Cuellar Bribery Case

Two political operatives with links to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.) have agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with the Justice Department in a bribery case against Cuellar, as per recently unsealed court documents.

The documents reveal that Colin Strother and Florencio “Lencho” Rendon entered plea agreements in March. They confessed to their involvement in a bribery scheme where they allegedly funneled over $200,000 to Cuellar and his wife, Imelda, on behalf of a Mexican bank. Both Strother and Rendon faced charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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