Fmr. Housing Authority Director Arrested

POSTED: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 12:16am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm

The former executive director of the El Paso Housing Authority has been arrested and charged with fraud.

The FBIi says Tomas Rodriguez Sr. allegedly took more than 5,000 dollars in funds that was meant for the housing authority and spent them on apartments he owns in Fabens.

He's also accused of paying a Housing Authority employee to do work at those apartments.

If convicted, he faces ten years in prison.

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