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Dec 12, 2017 ... Salvador Zarate Jr. RIO GRANDE CITY — A Starr County justice of the peace who was suspended from office after being convicted on bribery ... Starr County justice of the peace convicted of bribery files for re-election Berenice Garcia - December 12, 2017 RIO GRANDE CITY — A Starr County justice of the peace who was suspended from office after being convicted on bribery charges last year is vying to get his seat back. Salvador Zarate Jr. filed to run for Starr County justice of the peace for Precinct 3, the office from which he was suspended in July 2015, according to records from the Texas Secretary of State’s office. His suspension, by the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, came after he was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe to lower the bonds of two defendants. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Christmas 2014 during which an undercover informant gave Zarate $500 in exchange for lowering the defendants’ bonds from $30,000 to $5,000. Zarate took the money and got into a white Dodge pickup truck, according to court records, but he was approached by investigators in the parking lot before he could leave. Investigators found a white baggie with less than 1 gram of cocaine in the vehicle, according to an indictment filed June 2015. Zarate was charged with two counts of bribery, a second-degree felony, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony. In April 2016, a jury convicted him of the bribery charges but acquitted him of the drug charge. The judge presiding over the case sentenced him to five years probation. As part of the sentence, the judge also ordered that Zarate immediately resign from office, serve 30 days in prison, and be drug tested due to his alleged history of drug and alcohol abuse.
Dec 19, 2017 ... Salvador Zarate Jr. As he appeals his conviction on felony bribery charges, a former justice of the peace in Starr County has filed to run for the ... ReportsDaily MonitorFeatured ReportsEditor's Picks Despite bribery conviction, former Starr County justice of the peace will run for office By Johnny Kampis - December 19, 20172 As he appeals his conviction on felony bribery charges, a former justice of the peace in Starr County has filed to run for the post he held when he accepted money to lower the bonds of two defendants. Records from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office show that Salvador Zarate Jr. has filed to run for the post from which he was suspended in July 2015 by the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct, The Monitor reported. Zarate is able to run for the office despite his felony conviction because the case is on appeal, which means the conviction is not final. A jury convicted him on bribery charges in April 2016 following an incident in late 2014 in which Zarate accepted $500 from an undercover informant to lower the bonds of two defendants from $30,000 to $5,000. After Zarate entered his pickup truck, investigators cornered him and found a small amount of cocaine in the vehicle. Zarate was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, but the jury acquitted him on that charge. District Judge Jose Luis Garza sentenced Zarate to five years probation and 30 days in county jail. Zarate also had to resign from office as part of the sentencing and undergo regular drug testing. Zarate will now face the man who was appointed to replace him in the election. Eloy Zarate Jr., who is not related, was named a temporary replacement in August 2016. Eloy Zarate has also filed to run for justice of the peace and the two men will face each other in the Democratic primary next March.
Jul 14, 2015 ... Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate was also accused of
possession of cocaine. Photo: Courtesy, Starr County Sheriff's Office.
May 11, 2016 ... Starr County Justice Of The Peace Salvador Zarate Sentenced. 169 views169
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May 11, 2016 ... A judge sentenced Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate to five
years in prison Wednesday on bribery charges, but suspended the ...
Jul 13, 2015 ... Jailers booked 62-year-old Zarate ” the Precinct 3 justice of the peace ” at 4:45
p.m., said Lt. Fernando Soto of the Starr County Sheriff's Office.
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Sep 2, 2016 ... A Starr County judge appointed a new Justice of the Peace this week. Eloy
Zarate has been selected as Salvador Zarate Jr.'s replacement.