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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts San Antonio Businessman In Connection With Maverick County Bribery, Kickback And Bid-Rigging Scheme

In San Antonio this morning, federal authorities arrested German Garcia Cano, owner of GGC Enterprises, Inc., on bribery charges in connection with an alleged bribery, kickback and bid-rigging scheme in Maverick County announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez.

A federal grand jury indictment, returned yesterday in Del Rio and unsealed earlier today, charges the 53-year-old San Antonio resident with two counts of paying a bribe to an agent of an organization receiving federal funds and wire fraud.    According to the indictment, Maverick County paid GGC hundreds of thousands of dollars between 2009 and 2012 for leasing heavy equipment used in construction projects in Maverick County.  The indictment alleges that Cano paid bribes to two Maverick County employees to insure that GGC secured those leasing contracts with Maverick County and to receive his checks from the county.

Upon conviction, Cano faces up to 10 years in federal prison per count. 

This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Individuals who have first-hand information about corruption, fraud, or bribery related to Maverick County are urged to contact the FBI at (210) 225-6741.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael Galdo is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated December 15, 2014