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. JUDGE APPROVES CONFISCATION OF FORMER MEXICAN GOVERNOR’S CONDO
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/