VALLEY BRIEFS: San Benito city manager gets raise; Judge OKs condo confiscation

San Benito City Manager Manuel Lara Tuesday night received a $10,000 raise, following his first evaluation in three years.
The raise put him at $105,000, after city commissioners discussed his evaluation for nearly three hours. They also approved him getting a year’s severance pay if fired, upped from nine months.

U.S. District Judge Melva Gonzales Reyna of Corpus Christi has approved the U.S. Government taking over the $640,000 condo of former Tamaulipas Gov. Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba;s South Padre Island Bridgepoint Condominiums.
The government has alleged the condo was purchased with drug money while Yarrington was governor. The condo was a straw purchase made by Napoleoon Rodriguez of Matamoros.
Although no U.S. charges have been filed against Yarrington, federal investigators allege he made millions of dollars in money laundering and drug trafficking while governor and mayor of Matamoros/

2 comments for “VALLEY BRIEFS: San Benito city manager gets raise; Judge OKs condo confiscation

  1. Nacho Libre
    December 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I thought the Rescaca city was financially strapped, I guess I was wrong.

  2. Jesse Yanez
    December 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    How can any city justify including a one years severance pay if you get fired. These people are out of their minds and probably have no business experience of their own. As long as the money isn’t theirs they are just as happy to give it away.

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