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Augusta man pleads guilty in Texas bribery case

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An Augusta man accused of attempting to bribe a Customs and Border Protection Officer in October pleaded guilty this week in a Brownsville, Texas, federal court.

Edgar Ovilla, 32, of Augusta, admitted to offering to pay a $500 bribe to an officer in exchange for being allowed to export a vehicle into Mexico without having complied with federal regulations, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Attempting to bribe a public official carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment and a fine up to $250,000, the release said. Mr. Ovilla will be sentenced in April.

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Emerydan
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Emerydan 01/07/10 - 08:23 pm
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If this happened in Augusta,

If this happened in Augusta, it would have just been swept under the rug.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 01/07/10 - 11:53 pm
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I hear 200$ is the going rate

I hear 200$ is the going rate here in Augusta . LOL

Emerydan
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Emerydan 01/08/10 - 12:52 am
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I thought it was parking deck

I thought it was parking deck privileges?

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