- Rene Guerra
- Pharr PD
- Mayor Palacios
- PSJA ISD
- Justice 4 Chavez
Jonathan Trevino, formerly a Mission Police Department investigator and member of the infamous Panama Unit, is the son of current Hidalgo County Sheriff, Lupe Trevino. He currently awaits trial for several federal drug conspiracy charges, including conspiring to possess cocaine and attempting to aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute.
That's nothing. Leo Palacios, III, son of current Mayor of Pharr, Leo "Polo" Palacios, was detained by Border Patrol in Falfurias, Texas, after finding 114 pounds of marijuana in his luxury vehicle. He has since been convicted.
Albert Cortez, a former Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputy was recently arrested for possession of cocaine. Adan Farias, campaign treasurer for committee supporting current PSJA Board President Ronnie Cantu, brother to Pharr Commissioner Eddie Cantu, has engaged in organized criminal activity to harass and intimidate Lupe Chavez, Jr., during the PSJA Board elections in 2010. Somehow, Chavez's arrest on September 2010 was immediately available on Facebook after Bert Hernandez posted nearly real time updates of Chavez's arrest. Hernandez profile picture at the time was the campaign sign for Ronnie Cantu and his slate supported by Farias.
Ironically, Farias was Chavez's principal at PSJA North High School. Chavez graduated eleventh in his class of nearly 500 in 1995, was an inaugural member of AmeriCorps, and raised nearly a $1,000 as a three year contestant and captain of the MasterMinds team. Chavez also played organized baseball with Farias's son, Leo.
Court documents allege James Phil Flores, 28-year veteran of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department and most recently the head of the agency's Crime Stoppers program, participated in a drug operation in which a dealer contacted him to report drug shipments so that officers could intercept the cargo and then split the money. J.P. Flores is the eighth lawmen, fourth Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputy, to be indicted as the Panama Unit investigation widens in federal court.