Former Socorro City Councilman arrested for bribery
Former Socorro City Councilman Jesse Gandara Jr. was arrested again the third time this year.
Gandara was booked into the county jail on one count of bribery.
El Paso sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at his home back in April after Gandara was allegedly caught on audio tape offering the owner of Licon Dairy a $40,000advertising campaign in exchange for the dairy's support of Socorro's plan to annex part of San Elizario. The warrant in April also led to Gandara's arrest on animal cruelty and marijuana possession charges.
He was also arrested in March and charged with stealing property and misapplication of fiduciary property.