Orta pleads Not Guilty in Socorro theft case

Orta pleads Not Guilty in Socorro theft case

POSTED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 4:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 8:08am

Former Socorro Police Chief Refugio Orta pleaded not guilty, though he waived his appearance at his arraignment Tuesday.

Orta, along with District 4 City Rep. Jesse Gandara Jr., are accused of theft and misappropriation of public funds.

El Paso County Sheriff's deputies raided Socorro City Hall in July, investigating a complaint that they received reimbursements on expenses to a trip to Austin they shouldn't have.

Orta's trial date has been set for June 7th.

Gandara, Jr. will be arraigned next week.

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When will the nightmare end. Plead GUILTY and be off with you and all of the other corrupt city employees and politicians.

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