Busted Texas Sheriff Denied Bond In Fed Drug Case

Starr County Sheriff Reymundo Guerra went from a  very trusted member of the community to a man so distrusted a federal judge wouldn’t let him out on bond on Monday pending trial.

Sheriff Reymundo Guerra
Sheriff Reymundo Guerra

By Lynn Brezosky
San Antonio Express-News
BROWNSVILLE -Reymundo Guerra’s resignation as Starr County sheriff didn’t convince a federal magistrate judge to set bond for the former lawman, who is accused of using his position to assist high-ranking members of the Gulf Cartel.
Defense attorney Philip Hilder said Guerra would appeal today’s denial by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos. Unless overturned by a district court, Ramos’ decision means Guerra will remain behind bars pending trial in early December.
Guerra, who had been sheriff for the past decade, submitted his resignation over the weekend after Ramos expressed concern about his return to the office he allegedly abused.
The Starr County Commissioners Court approved the resignation during an emergency meeting this morning.
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