Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Montemayor Timeline

(courtesy photo)

Mike Montemayor came and went too quickly, with his actual term as county commissioner only lasting about 15 months.  As such, I wanted to compile a timeline to give you an idea of how his short political career evolved.

March 2012  LareDOS issue features candidate Mike Montemayor.

May 29, 2012  Mike Montemayor goes up against Louis Bruni and Frank Sciaraffa for the Pct. 1 Commissioners seat.  He garners 27% of the early vote.

July 23, 2012  Campaign commercial uploaded to YouTube.

July 31, 2012  Mike Montemayor and Frank Sciaraffa battle in runoff election.  Montemayor wins by 4 votes (2,904 to 2,908).

August 11, 2012  Montemayor prevails in recount by 10 votes.

September 12, 2012  M.M. accepted a white, 2012 Ford F-150 truck, according to FBI brief.  Truck was purchased by "Person A."

January 1, 2013  Sworn in to office as county commissioner.

July 2013 to December 2013  M.M. accepted $11,000 in cash and more than $2,700 in electronics.

July 11, 2013  Accepted $1,000 from undercover agent.

August 8, 2013  Accepted $5,000 from undercover agent.

October 23, 2013  Accepted $5,000 from undercover agent.

December 7, 2013  M.M. traveled to San Antonio to stay at the Marriot Rivercenter and attend a Spurs basketball game.  He was met by FBI agents and questioned.  Admitted to working with 3 other elected officials.

December 2013  Montemayor informed other people that he was approached by FBI.

December 2013  M.M. made a total of 4 recordings for the FBI, none of which proved useful to agents.

December 17, 2013  He refused to cooperate further with FBI unless given full immunity.

December 2013  Plea offer by government expire.

February 27, 2014  M.M., along with his attorney, met with FBI agents.  Refused to cooperate and return electronic devices.

March 18, 2014  M.M. indicted by grand jury for 2 counts of bribery.

March 19, 2014  M.M. arrested and released on bond.

March 2014  Montemayor posted comment on Facebook.

June 19, 2014  He pleaded guilty to one count of federal programs bribery.

August 14, 2014  M.M. met with federal agents.

January 20, 2015 Sentencing brief filed by government.

January 26, 2015 Mike Montemayor sentenced to 6 years 4 months.

UPDATE: July 23, 2019 (image above)

Clipping from Laredo Times, March 31, 2019.

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