Federal prosecutors announced that an assistant superintendent in the La Joya Independent School District (ISD) has pleaded guilty to a charge of bribery.
In a press release on Monday, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas Jennifer Lowery’s office indicated that 41-year-old Jose Morin will be required to forfeit the $28,000 in bribes he accepted in 2019 and beyond.
“(The bribes) pertained to energy savings contracts awarded to a company as well as job order contracts and facilitating the processing of pay applications related to those contracts,” the press release stated. “The LJISD school board subsequently approved the contracts Morin recommended.”
U.S. District Judge Randy Crane will sentence Morin, who is the assistant superintendent for student services, on April 19. The convict faces up to five years in prison and will remain free on bond until his sentencing.